August 30, 2015
“Interview with poet“ visits the way journal 2013,,11,19 Tianshui, Gansu province
“1000 off water, mountain in the six dynasties“ (Ying Tianshui maijishanTemple)
This morning, in Tianshui, met for many years and finally met the poet Xiao,grip, happy! He introduced writers around, history Professor Meng Yonglin,ecological with the trip to Northwest writers, journalists, Sun Yibin, Hsiaosaid the snow, first visit where he teaches campus! Tin Shui Wai Collegecampus is very big and quiet, way wide, lush trees, there are tens of thousands of staff and students. See snow deep and Sunrise of the teaching and research section of the second floor window, tree vines to climb to thewindow, I said he should be here, as well.
Tin Shui Wai Old City, history long, said built city history has 9,800 years, founding Hou had for Northwest focus “wire” industrial city, city some old, pollution also not light, a article water from town through, said XI he (West sound, this word playing not out, like ancient), into Xian Guanzhong plain of Weihe River, very narrow winding of mountain, railway station distance urban very far, said has 15 km around, go is long.
“Vast hills and isolated mountain valleys.
No frontier, sleepless months off “(the seven of the qinzhou poetry of Du Fu(reading website: www.sanwen.NET)
To learning research du (A. D. 712–770) life of creation course, and life resume, I think except Changan, and Chengdu, and kuizhou, and and the late age Pan Jiang Yuanxiang several to outside, qinzhou and the with Valley (Tin Shui Wai, and long South) of line is important, this article road mileage long, scenery complex, mountains magnificent, du himself left “poems history” text information also rich, in ancient compiled of du concentrated, often will it return for “Yu qinzhou and the with Valley County line to Shu in the for” a series.
Xue Xiao Meng teacher suggested that we first drove in Tin Shui Wai, anddomestic “four grottoes“, one of the maiji mountain, about poetry, you canwalk and talk not to miss the time. Poetry is also suitable for play on theValley talk. The urban areas, into the mountain, the mountain would be more,Qinling Yu Mo and Qinling Mountains and junction long Shan, the vegetationgradually, maiji mountain in among the mountains, is famous for itsreligious monuments, the main Buddhist figures statues carved.
Went to a Buddhist temple complex in the many hills, new hongli, the scalebeyond imagination, costly, unfinished.
Return, dusk, the car through the tomb of the Han dynasty general Li Guang,I said stop, hero worship through the ages. Tombs built in the mountain slopes, 1931 Chiang Kai-shek inscriptions and carved, Li Guang, qinzhou, andthe patron saint of the Han laid to rest in his hometown. I said, great,qinzhou, elaborating, here is great “three Li“ hometown: Li, and Li Shimin,Li Bai. A weizhentianxia, a dynasty that founded the best, created the mostbeautiful poetry!
Mountains in the afternoon, had a persimmon wood, the color of dye, theUnited States. See hit persimmon for fruit tree, high trees, trees over manycenturies, had a surprise, and the woman warmly invites us to taste and eachate one, felt as though she had never tasted so sweet persimmons! Alas poorurban dwellers. Think of Confucius. I said: I do not farm (life, environmentand well-being).
Think for du Fu—journey arrived in qinzhou city in Northwest China that year, (this city must have ancient incense), completely captivated by itmust be very strong, looking at historical sites, then he also has to stay abroad the way Gan Yuan lived in Valley County, wrote the song in seven“year up Acorn with the spy, cold of sunset Valley. No book return of theCentral Plains, frozen hands and feet flesh die chap “hard edge.
Du wrote in qinzhou more than 100 poems poetry, enumerated has way by shaan into long, and by long into Shu journey (when of road this big different), both remember insurance, and remember secluded, remember beauty, remember hard, also has lamented misery, has Cao Cao wind, by Han, and three antique effect, way clip Syria clip on the, really and does, remember within remember outside, each article can as travels. General poetry of the Tang dynasty. Should be noted, is very important in the whole idea of Du Fu andcreation. This also is the toughest calendar in du Fu’s life death, and wasforced, so sad and hurt, resentment and sorrow. But there the deep poetry of the resulting records, wonderful landscapes and life the end, constitute theUnited States in the United States, this is not forgery, born, tended to betrue.
“I was bad even more clumsy, gossip does not earn.
Nothing asks haven, no clothes, Sinan. ……
Liberal-minded stars Moon, vast clouds float.
In the big universe, I grow faint. (Du Fu of the qinzhou) “
“Dangerous suitable State, forced labor,
Bad rows deep, worry about broken Cliff Temple “(Du Fu of the law mirrorsTemple)
About is 2004, snow Xiao sent I a this book, prose essays set despair vast, this title good, of with has “despair riding” famous (“despair riding, asked vast Earth who main ups and downs”), this is a this and contemporary zhe thought, and poems sex about of book, is I in recent years to read of young prose essays concentrated most thorough of of a this, smart, machine interest, full life wisdom.
I would like to quote again and again snow is deep and the few words in thebook (from which I benefit):
“I am a teacher of 20 years ‘ experience at once … … The dialectic of the great tells us: poor big rich, bitter happiness “(“ the gold of my life)
“So for reading, good or poor, managed to buy a book, eat into the belly“(bookworm)
“I wish I was a nerd, a silly person in real life … … Look back on myfour weeks, I see several really nerds. I think nerds, these three words, inour time, it should be a real hero of highest honor “(bookworm)
“…… In life of mainstream in, full with, actually that is old duct and Porter such a incompetence, and no products, and shameless of things, and yangzhi such some actually love life has skills also has conduct of people, is was life of turbidity forced to has to cry no tears to v no language of embarrassment of edge “(assessment outlaws characters article one of yellow mud gang essays)
“What is now? I think it is nothing but the memories of the past and idealsfor the future “(the younger generation)
“…… How many years have passed, many years before they realize thatsomething they think is really abandoned them, only to leave them with painof loneliness and isolation. They were too late. When they look back on our art, art is still so young and full of life, but they are old … … “(useless)
“Mr Zhou says ‘ Dr but gentlemen, because fairies are fantasy, so theyexist, they exist among those naive fantasy of the fresh, natural poetry—not old people to the traditional fantasy“ (useless)
“Everything is deeply hidden in the opposite of their own body“ (you, me,him)
“…… But in our country, in such aesthetic attitude to things are toosmall, can value the dreams of the people is too little “(“ I have a dream)
“There was a wise man said, want to live“ (“I have a dream)
“Where strong strong in real life? Strong strong in him never dreamed! Neverwrite never intoxicated! There is no love! Don’t need God and angels. He isabsolutely horrible, absolute power, is absolutely terrible, absolutelyinsignificant “(“ I have a dream)
—Acceleration of more than 10 years have passed. Do you snow deep and saidthese things out? Or being fulfilled in our lives? What is a poet writershould do it? Poet writer what should guide life moving forward? ……
2013,11,20 in Tin Shui Wai
People say: “7,000 years of history in Tin Shui Wai (Earth b)“ Tin Shui Xianhas a long history, but most people do not know and only go to XI ‘ an.
This morning, with snow deep, Meng Yonglin, visit the Sun Yibin of Du Fu’swhen qinzhou yuquan, Taoist temples, border quiet, layers of mountaineering,city of Feng Shui.
Thanks to Du Fu Nan Guo Temple, Temple, (who wrote in the poem by Du Fu),another top Nanshan, Du Fu Temple III. And this mountain Temple and drinkingtea, night tea hot and fragrant, warming himself, Sun, tree, green, wildbirds. This large mountain, the temples also. Mountains and lush. And visitthe tomb of General Deng Baoshan, in his early days in the Kuomintang army,later took part in the uprising in Peking, after the founding of the formerGovernor of Gansu province. The evening, visit the water one day in urbanhouses of Ming and Qing, very complete.
And, enlightenment of Du Fu‘s books and thousands of miles. Ancient 8 word meaningful lives classified as “read thousands of books, journey“ modern wasadded to “all friends“, not really, she had included. Reading can beremedied the deficiency of journey, traveling thousands of miles can make up for the insufficient reading of, but both best practice. Before reading youcan meet all the sages, great men, wise men, traveling thousands of milesyou will personally meet the three greatest mentor: the motherland,historical, natural, if you leaned forward to listen to, and understand, andthey will tell you everything, you meet all the challenges in the era ofobstacles (including yourself) must ultimately answer.
En route, the snow deep and introduced trees, especially the ancient woodlot, is a major feature of Tin Shui Wai, is also a major Feng Shui in thiscity, in the city there are many hundreds of trees. I say, historicalfigures, and talent from nothing love cut down a tree, you go.
Know several road, Tin Shui Wai food, Tin Shui Wai, said geography, not theSouth, not the North, not East, not West, so a good climate. The food hereis a bit like Sichuan, a bit like Shaanxi, Gansu province, also like their own, but gentle lot in Lanzhou, Gansu province. Very comprehensive. I say,why the snow deep and the poet? I seem to have found the answer, and there seems to be no. Think this is a middle-sized industrial cities, located inthe mountains, an ancient water flow is no longer surging, like dried up,(Tin Shui Wai–Tin Shui–ancient times, water from heaven? –) In hidden time in not long ago, a poet, in a quiet corner of the moment, paulownia leaves fly … … Yes, snow deep was born in Gansu qinan, Li Bai‘s birthplace,?
Talk about snow deep and short characteristics of poetry (his mainachievements in the short). Year opened a section of the poetry magazine,called “the poetry Forum“. Explains how to write modern poetry has always been difficult, easy to talk theory–sounding, dogmatic stereotype, but snowdeep articles, full of brilliant, understand very clear, simple and verypopular, this is his years of hard writing, teaching and harvest. Reminds meof several of his poems, and some poetry topic, read it, he was happy, why should I remember? Is well written!
I and Northwest poet snow Xiao of contacts, early Yu more than 10 years Qian I in Beijing do poetry poems frontier period, I had number times on people said, Gansu has two a poet are than I age small 10 several age, talent I Chase not Shang, a is snow Xiao, sampler bow horse skilled, what theme are can harness, put text points lined, length sentence, is poems; another a is wave sleep, on local agricultural of understanding penetrating, by wrote rural poetry beautiful, alcohol and, quiet. I was in the forefront of poetrychosen made snow deep poem, and I think that it is a song of his masterpiecethe dadiwan, the qinzhou, County area only know dadiwan is a town name, andvery famous, ancient human remains unearthed more than 7,000 years ago, mypersonal ignorance, “to know“. Meanwhile, more problems in his long poemthere is irony intended to deep, he wrote around is occurs and problems. “Onthe day would be a bird, and is willing to make deep“ (his verse), then theconfidence of his own poetry I remembered his sentence. This long poem laterregular newspapers haven’t been issued, because this poem knocked a littlereality.
Snow deep and when communication with me, the address is a college libraryin Tin Shui Wai, so for years I had thought he was reading library was born.Gansu has his poet friends tell me, submission is the hardest snow deep and,once upon a time every week, he almost every day to the post office to mailout stacks of manuscripts, many years ago he used the money to buy amotorcycle, for literary work.
Snow deep in recent years engaged in teaching, research, and his cooperationwith Professor Meng Yonglin specializes in history, is writing a study of Du Fu’s works in Tin Shui Wai area, recently published. This this book I said must requirements a this, reasons du life in the, displaced Yu qinzhou (Tin Shui Wai) line is he in the late creation of a in-depth points, turning point, in here he for himself suffer, and empathy Earth and people of hard, thus will himself of poetry Yu people firmly etched in with, du from here out of has a poet of people of road, glory most! …… How learning shouldnot be overemphasized.
In du temple courtyard within, I took out brings of a package Northeast Jilin of trees of seed (a Gansu no of spent tree, flowering red), handed one gardener, hope he spring of when sowing in mountain Shang, he is happy and interested in, I and snow Xiao, and Sun Yibin, and Meng Yonglin laugh said: “seed like we as, hope put he himself works spread Quartet, I this life cannot success has, help a tree tree of seed’s”.
Nan Guo Temple plant 2500 trees, for Qin dynasty cypresses, lush.
Nanguo Temple, Temple of the South of the city, Guo, Castle, ancient title.
“Shan TOU Nan Guo SI, North, water springs.
Old trees, empty Chamber, emptying a city.
End of autumn flower rock, quiet bedroom clock edge.
Mian Yang–sad story, stream the wind Soughing. (The qinzhou 12 of the poetryof Du Fu)
Poets to the world not to “get“ what, what did he come and offer! (Walkingin qinzhou road again)
Evening meals, Meng teacher he graduated from Jilin University in Changchun,said to me, why Changchun Street many decades old poplars were cut down?Memories and the he reading Shi Changchun is green more good of city Ah, and said and the Northeast people work of extreme, I said who can learn wrote had ugly of Chinese of Taiwan writer Bo, wrote one ugly of Northeast people, I is for Northeast people also may for clapping, in recent years (10, and 20) northeast people of overall quality, you said is improve has does, also is declined has, and back has? Can also write the ugly, ugly people in Heilongjiang province, Jilin people……, I though the old Northeast, nor justifying people should have self-examination and self-criticism, or no progress. (Self–criticism about people in the provinces! ）。 (Christianconfessions function itself) but today, some people in the northeast of“bandits“, you wrote that he would tear you apart. (“Bandits“ in threeeastern provinces in recent years, particularly in Jilin and Heilongjiangare furiously on it, former Socialist for decades gone bad is back) I amaway from home for many years, back to the Northeast, was deeplydisappointed. Progress of world civilization, is not easy. Yes, also witheconomic, scientific and technological advances are not synchronized.
“Heaven on Earth“
“Two River scenic spot“
“Trace resident Huang“
(Yuquan horizontal inscribed board, there are a few good)
“North qinzhou Mountain Temple, famous historical sites of Wei Xiao Gong.
MOSS gate, painting wild House empty.
Dew moon hanging leaf, cloud cross the stream-by-wind.
Wei Qing ruthless, du to the East when the sorrow “(bis of the qinzhoumiscellaneous poems by Du Fu)
Qinzhou, Tin Shui Wai, repetition of Du Fu‘s poems, read–once upon a time inthe episode Du Gongbu when having noticed his stay abroad in the Northwestsection of the poem, but seeing is believing, to old.