Song of Tomorrow

明日复明日 (tomorrow again (another) tomorrow)
míngrì fù míngrì
明日何其多 (there will be a lot of tomorrow)
míngrì hé qí duō
我生待明日 (my life is waiting for tomorrow)
wǒ shēng dài míngrì
万事成蹉跎 (and a lot of things are wasted)
wàn shì chéng cuō tuó

世人苦被明日累 (people are worried of tomorrow)
shìrén kǔ bèi míngrì lèi
春去秋来老将至 (spring goes and autumn comes, and we’re getting old)
chūn qù qiū lái lǎo jiāng zhì
朝看水东流 (in the morning I see water flowing to the east)
chāo kàn shuǐ dōng liú
暮看日西坠 (during sunset I saw the sun falling down on the west)
mù kàn rì xī zhuì
百年明日能几何? (what can we do with a hundred years of tomorrow?)
bǎinián míngrì néng jǐhé ?
请君听我明日歌 (inviting gentlemen to listen to my song of tomorrow)
qǐng jūn tīng wǒ

Poem analysis:
Tomorrow always come (as a lot of people think), therefore people delay things
and make excuses that they will do things tomorrow. People are procrastinate that
they don’t realize that because they think tomorrow always come they are not doing
anything that should have been done.

People are implicated about tomorrow. Time flies and it’s no way it can be turned
back. In China all rivers flow to the east, and the sun is always set on the west.
It’s to say that time is like the river and sun, will keep on going and won’t stop.

The writer invites the readers to think of what can we do for tomorrow.
He hopes that after listening to his Song of Tomorrow, the readers would be able
to gain wisdom in using their time.
A poem to welcome new year 2017.
It’s written by 钱鹤滩 Qian Hetan


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