Hello everyone! I am Alkaid, Today I would like to bring a piece of Chinese folk music to you all. (If there is some mistakes, please just point out and forgive my poor English. Thanks~)
As mentioned the Chinese folk music， many people know a Chinese Song called ‘Jasmine’. However, for me, the first scene that came into my brain, as I am a foodie, is a meal called the Jasmine Fried Eggs. That is why I did not choose this song.
I selected a song called 'the Mountain Friary', it was selected from an old book called 'The Songs of Chu' a famous collection of classical poetry in ancient China. Lots of savants research and study it for centuries worldwide.
'The Mountain Friary' described the scene when ancient people doing the ritual for calling up the beautiful goddess(the mountain friary). She came out from the deep valley, riding a red leopard, followed by some colourful foxes. And she has a coach made of magnolia wood, it hanged on a flag made of cassia.
It is a beautiful scene, right? Well, let's back to the music itself, this music was written by WinkySHI and released on 5sing (a website for songs and music). He said when he wrote the melody, he just forgot the other emotion like romantics and sorrows, he seems have seen a graceful female dancing in the mountains under the rains with wearing the white closing.
When I first time listened to the song, I found that it is the feeling that I want to express my emotion to a goddess and pray her blessing. I even feel like something beyond language came into my whole body, I wanna dance with the music just like the friary dancing in the mountain. It seems like this song has a kind of magickal power that makes people feel the goddess will come to you when you sing it.
I sang this song as well, even I planned to make a dancing video for this music, due to some limitations, if you want to see the dancing one, please give me an upvote or reply to this article. I will upload it when I get beyond 50 upvotes and replies.
👆Click here to listen it :🎵The Moutain Friary(Chinese)
（英文译文选自罗沐，Poem Translator: Luo Mu）
（译文选自罗沐，Poem Translator: Luo Mu）
Someone might be there in the mountain nook,
Dressed in fig vines and belted with usneas.
With expressive eyes and sweet smiles,
I had that grace and beauty you adored.
By red leopards drawn and striped civets trailed,
I drove my magnolia coach with cassia flags.
And clad in an orchid dress with asarum girded，
I went to pick flowers for you whom I missed.
Deep In the bamboo forest blind to the sky,
The rugged path delayed my lonely trek.
I stood alone on the top of the mountain,
Watching the clouds flowing below my feet.
So dim and dark it was as if night had fallen,
And the wind drove the rain the goddess made.
I waited for you gladly and forgot to leave,
But time was taking my floral beauty.
To pick magic reishi I went to the valley,
Where rocks piled high amid creeping vines.
I felt so sad for you and forgot to leave,
If you had me in heart but had no time!
The one in the mountain was fragrant as asarum,
Drinking the spring under pines and cypresses.
If you had me in heart, I just wondered!
Thunder was booming and rain was pouring,
Apes were roaring and monkeys were crying,
Wind was soughing and trees were rustling,
While I was here, missing you and suffering.
If you want to see the dancing edition, do not forget to give me an upvote and reply to this article. I will make and upload it when I received more than 50 upvotes and replies. Thanks~~