Tuulikki (tuuli_chan) wrote in linguaphiles,

Chinese calligraphy on a fan

Hi! I was wondering if anyone here could help me figure out what it says on this fan. I'd imagine it has something to do with horses, as the other side has a picture of them, but I don't know any Chinese... I don't need an exact translation,I'd just like to have some idea what's it about. Thank you!

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muckefuck

February 10 2014, 21:08:51 UTC 9 months ago

It's a very famous Literary Chinese poem by the Tang Dynasty poet Zhang Ji (張繼). See: http://www.johnderbyshire.com/Readings/fengqiao.html.

tuuli_chan

February 10 2014, 22:17:32 UTC 9 months ago

Nothing to do with horses, then, but it's a beautiful poem! Thank you!

muckefuck

February 10 2014, 22:57:06 UTC 9 months ago

No, I'll admit, horses are an odd pairing.