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Subject:Text on painting
Posted By: Andrea Fri, Dec 18, 2020 IP: 2003:e7:72e:9000:94c

I already asked a few friends if someone could translate this text on a painting, which was given to me but so far no luck. maybe someone here can help

Subject:Re: Text on painting
Posted By: Joe K. Fri, Dec 18, 2020


it's from a Tang dynasty poet, politician.

It encourages young people to cherish their young and middle-aged, study diligently, and make a difference, otherwise, they will do nothing when they are old and it will be too late to regret

with regards,

Joe K.

Subject:Re: Text on painting
Posted By: I.Nagy Sat, Dec 19, 2020


Three watch lights and five watch chickens*,
it is the time when the boys are determined (to study).
The black hair does not know how to study early,
and the white head regrets his late study.
In Spring of the Year of Metal-Snake (2001)
painted by Bai Dong

東水墨 - Dong Ink-painting

* Traditionally in China the night is divided into 5 watches
1st: 19-21, 2nd: 21-23, 3rd: 23-01, 4th: 01-03,
5th: 03-05

Unidentifiable artist,

With regards,
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