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Subject:Another calligraphy scroll
Posted By: Tony W. Tue, Sep 19, 2023 IP: 2607:fb90:bd9a:5910:

Would really appreciate your help on the general meaning of the writings on this calligraphy scroll, please 🙏

Subject:Re: Another calligraphy scroll
Posted By: I.Nagy Thu, Sep 21, 2023

明月幾時有 把酒問青天。不知天上宮闕,今夕是何年
巳卯年春於古都長安 藍玉戲墨
Wine cup in hand, I ask the sky.
I do not know what time of the year
It would be tonight in the palace on high.
Riding the wind, there I would fly,
Yet I'm afraid the crystalline palace would be
Too high and cold for me.
I rise and dance, with my shadow I play.
On high as on earth, would it be as gay?
The moon goes round the mansions red
Through gauze-draped window soft to shed
Her light upon the sleepless bed.
Why then when people part, is the oft full and bright?
Men have sorrow and joy; they part or meet again;
The moon is bright or dim and she may wax or wane.
There has been nothing perfect since the olden days.
So let us wish that man
Will live long as he can!
Though miles apart, we'll share the beauty she displays.

Various tunes of the Song Dynasty poet Su Dongpo's Ci poems
In the Spring of the Year of Earth-Rabbit (1999) at the Old Capital City Chang'an、 Lan Yu Playing with Ink

Upper seal,
長安墨人 Chang'an Ink Artist
Lower seal,
藍玉 Lan Yu
Starting seal,
大雅 Daya - Elegance

Lan Yu  藍玉
Unidentifiable surname and given name (female)

* Translation of poem taken from Xu Yuanchong

With regards,

Subject:Re: Another calligraphy scroll
Posted By: Tony W. Fri, Sep 22, 2023

I truly appreciate your precious time and kind help on the meaning of this passage I. Nagy 🙏❤️🙏
Have always wished to be able to read and understand Chinese ever since for such marvelous wealth of literature, like this instance !!! …Yearning for and can’t imagine how much greater the feeling would be absorbing the meaning directly … ! | Associations | Articles | Exhibitions | Galleries |