Wengu — Chinese Classics

A very cool, if somewhat complicated, site composed of several classic anthologies of Chinese poetry. Chinese characters (ideograms?) along with English and French translations. Click on an individual character to see its etymology. Hours of fun. Wengu — Chinese Classics.

Here’s one of my favorites, perfect for today’s weather. From "300 Tang Poems" —

A Suggestion to My Friend Liu

            by Bai Juyi

There’s a gleam of green in an old bottle,
There’s a stir of red in the quiet stove,
There’s a feeling of snow in the dusk outside –
What about a cup of wine inside?

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