08/05/2010

爱莲说

As promised, to my new wine friend:

爱莲说 (北宋)周敦颐 (yí)
  水陆草木之花,可爱者甚蕃。晋陶渊明独爱菊;自李唐来,世人甚爱牡丹;予独爱莲之出淤泥而不染,濯清涟而不妖,中通外直,不蔓不枝,香远益清,亭亭净植,可远观而不可亵玩焉。
  予谓菊,花之隐逸者也;牡丹,花之富贵者也;莲,花之君子者也。噫!菊之爱,陶后鲜有闻。莲之爱,同予者何人?牡丹之爱,宜乎众矣!

** My interpretation will follow soon. Too sleepy now... have to go ZzzZzzzzzzz... **

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