Yen Tu spring poetry old and present

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From the past up to now, Yen Tu is always a source of endless inspiration for poetry. In poems about Yen Tu, the authors focus on the theme of spring season.

First of all, we must mention spring poetry of the first ancestor of Truc Lam Tran Nhan Tong Zen. His poetry still saved 31 songs, composed on many different topics: Nature's poetry, war poetry, poetry reciting poems, Zen Buddhism explanatory poems ... In his natural poetry, spring appears the most. He spends 17/31 articles on spring. These are the articles: "Spring scene", "Xuan Van", "Spring of the day Chieu Lang", "Khue resentment", "Algae", "De ancient village village", "Cave of the Heaven Lake", " The second half moon "...

 Bảo tượng Phật hoàng trên núi Yên Tử.
Buddha statue on Yen Tu mountain.

One of the poignant articles is "Xuan understand": "Thuy start to revelation, but not / Realistic spring is regulated / Best but clear from the message / Beating of flowers,". I did not expect spring has come home / A pair of white butterflies / Flapping their wings to a branch of flowers ". Spring events ", etc.

In addition to the lyrical inspiration, his poems also have the beliefs: "Thuy started the sentence of the audience and the audience was blissful / Hoang ly language resentful Dong phong / Infinite bliss, the West of the foreign floors / The flower of the head to the east" Temporarily translated: "Waking up the curtain and saw the falling roses / The birds did not sing, angry with the spring wind / Suddenly the sun went down outside the West floor / The flowers were headed east."

Sometimes in Yen Tu, he dropped his soul into the air to immerse himself in the long-term: "Duong willow flowers profoundly language maintenance / Flowers of the road in the image of Van Phi / Tourists questioning staff / Community dependence on the railing of audience Thuy vi "(Spring landscape). Temporarily translated:" In the dense willow flower, birds sing slowly / Shade the flower shelf, the clouds in the afternoon fly / Guests come to play without asking for life / Together like the railing to see the green legs Heaven "(Spring Landscape).

In his poem "Up on Bao Dai Mountain", he discovered an elegant spring painting: "Location of the ancient tourist station / The future of the future of spring and the future of Van Son / The flower of the semi-love" Dai Son.

During the four seasons of heaven and earth, besides autumn, he only writes about spring. He uses 17 words "spring" while only using 3 words "autumn". An optimistic, life-loving, positive person like Trần Nhân Tông, of course, it is easier to get along with spring. Attached to spring are the images of flowers, flowers and butterflies, cheerful and full of life.

After the Buddha Emperor Tran Nhan Tong, Zen master Huyen Quang and other true monks had many poems of wisdom on Zen, Dao, Life, including poems spring. Huyen Quang's poem "Spring Nhat is the story" of Huyen Quang describes a brilliant spring scene and people full of life: "Embroider brocade, beauty shape / Luyu flaunts the flowers near / Just stop the needle does not open ". Or as the poem he describes in late spring apricot blossom to bring home to make people feel less sad: "I want to ask where the blue sky and flowers are / I wash the snow in a deep place alone / Break back, I don't want to cheat my soulmate / Just borrow the love of flowers." sorrows ”(Hoa Mai).

In the poem "Bay of the scenery of Van Yen pagoda", he did not say a word "spring", but the reader still recognizes spring through the scenery: "The peaceful scene / Painting title / The sacred sky / No wonder King But is a Buddhist monk / Ho lotus spreading green canopy / Suoi bamboo press the zither ”. Like Huyen Quang, Zen monk Chan Nguyen did not speak up for spring but still recognized the spring signal through flowers: “The music stream is clear / Birds chirping the gibbons have peacefully meditated / Step up to Hoa Yen pagoda / Bon The extraordinary realm of the world / Hundred flowers blooming scent ”.

Continuing the flow of poetry about Yen Tu, the next generation has contributed to fostering and enriching the lines of poetry and poetry about the sacred place. Nguyen Trung Ngan (1289-1370), a great author in the Tran dynasty, came to Yen Tu with a peaceful and peaceful mood when sailing on the river: “Spring tide is peaceful and gentle. / Sơn Bắc Sơn Nam has a good situation / Giang paints infinitely with a boat specification ”. Temporarily translated: "Spring tide is immense, river water rises / In the place of deep reed flowers, there are water birds sleeping / Mountains in the north, mountains in the south, beautiful landscapes / Mountains are everywhere, away from boats".

In the twentieth century, poet Giang Nam went to Yen Tu and realized the eternal spring: "Up Yen Tu / I understand what is incarnation / Every night from this peak / I see his eyes look very far, very far away. / Guarding peace for the country / Guarding springtime for all generations "(Up Yen Tu, thinking about the country).

Author Vu The Hung discovered that Yen Tu was very beautiful in the spring rain: "Holding a bamboo cane / Step by step up to the pagoda / The rain spreads his hair / Spring on a swaying branch / Shaded green goods / Standing position of the earth / Heaven / The tower shimmering / Immersed in the falling rain "(Spring Rain of Yen Tu). Yen Tu rain and dust are also in the spring, according to the poet Do Luyen that is his own signal: "There is still cold in January / Swirling about the temple roof / Rainy road / Non sacred Yen Tu welcomes spring to "(Yen Tu in spring).

Mai vàng Yên Tử.
Golden Plum Yen Tu.

In Quang Ninh, who wrote a lot about Yen Tu and printed it into volume, there were 2 authors, Trinh Hoai Phuong and Vu Xuan Hong. "Adventure du Yen Tu" by Trinh Hoai Phuong has a series of 6 poems about Yen Tu. Trinh Hoai Phuong recognized Yen Tu spring with its own signal that the yellow apricot in correlation with the color of the monk's saffron robes: “Picked up clouds and washed my hair / Still did not wash all the guilt of the world / Had to throw a burden Modern / I go through winter, waiting for spring / Wandering on the top of vein / With serene flowers near and far away / Yellow apricot dyed the dress of safflower / Wipe leaves are white in color of maple flowers ”(On top of Phu Van).

Vu Xuan Hong has 2 volumes, "The Sacred Realm" and "Xuan Yen Tu". Spring is perceived by Vu Xuan Hong not only from the perspective of natural spring but also an eternal spring: “Tung Duong carrying pure sunshine / Clouds leading guests / Coming home / Zen Gate / Non-steep stone steps / Fluttering bamboo forest / Sacred / Temple tower "(Xuan Yen Tu).

Spring poetry has been written about Yen Tu a lot probably due to walking in the natural realm of plants, the poet has found a plentiful source of inspiration. Therefore, Yen Tu is not only a majestic and beautiful painting but also a source of poetry. That is the reason why every year when the spring festival comes, the path from the foot to the top of the mountain, the flow of people is rarely interrupted.

In the stream of people about that spring festival, there are not only Buddhists but also children, women and poets, just as the author Duc Doanh wrote: "Spring Yen Tu, spring / I go to the festival at the beginning of the year with my grandmother / The mountain is so far away / Exceeding how much effort she will endure "(Spring Yen). Or as author Vu Manh Quyet wrote: "You go to Yen Tu pagoda / Can you come with me / I just smiled and did not say / Let me look forward to / This spring Yen Tu / People go to the temple very crowded / Couple interrupts and / For couples. ”Thanks to the rich source of inspiration about Yen Tu, spring poetry is getting more and more fragrant and sharp.

Hành hương về Yên Tử.
Pilgrimage to Yen Tu.

A look at a few figures of medieval and modern Vietnamese literature, it is enough to realize that Yen Tu is the sacred source of poetry. Coming to Yen Tu, poetic soul blossoms into beautiful literary flowers. Regardless of the style of a poet, according to which school, before Yen Tu, the depressed souls, many thoughts, the hearts rich in love for humanity will be inspired and lift the wings of poetry. Many poems have been and are enduring with the endless spring of Yen Tu.


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