Were you touched by the love story in the movie Beijing Meets Seattle II: Book of Love? Well, you may also feel the Chinese poems in the movie just hit the spot. Here are the poems from the movie for you to read.
Along, a lonely stranger in a foreign land,
A doubly pine for my kinsfolk on holiday.
I know my brothers would with dogwood spray in hand,
Climb up the mountain and miss me so far away.
–《九月九日忆山东兄弟》 Thinking of My Brothers on Mountain-climbing Day
From beach to beach the torrent splashes down its way;
It's hard to sail in the Three Gorges since olden day.
But human heart is more dangerous than a whirlpool,
You may be drowned in it though it seems calm and cool.
–《竹枝词》 Bamboo Branch Song
Clouds on frontier overshadow mountains clad in snow,
A lonely town afar faces Pass of Jade Gate.
Our golden armor pierced by sand, we fight the foe;
We won't come back till we destroy the hostile State.
–《从军行》 Poems on Army Life
The Sun along the mountain bows;
The Yellow River seawards flows.
You will enjoy a grander sight
By climbing to a greater height.
–《登黄鹤楼》 On the Stork Tower
Fragrant lotus blooms fade, autumn chills mat of jade.
My silk robe doffed, I float.
Alone in orchid boat.
Who in the cloud would bring me letters in brocade?
When swans come back in flight,
My bower is steeped in moonlight.
As fallen flowers drift and water runs its way,
One longing leaves no traces.
But overflows two places.
How can such lovesickness be driven away?
Prom eyebrows kept apart
Again it gnaws my heart.
–《一剪梅》 A Twig of Mume Blossoms
Listen not to the rain beating against the tress.
Why don't you slowly walk and chant at ease?
Better than saddled horse I like sandals and cane.
I would fain.
Spend a straw-cloaked life in mist and rain.
Drunken, I'm sobered by vernal wind and shrill.
And rather chill.
In front I see the slanting sun atop the hill;
Turning my head, I see the dreary beaten track.
Let me go back!
Impervious to wind, rain or shine, I'll have my will.
–《定风波》Calming the Waves