曾向明画桃花源组画(写意)

Paintings of The Peach Blossom Spring, painted by Uncle Zeng

《桃花源记》乃中国古典文学里最重要而且流传最广的文章。

The Peach Blossom Spring is one of the most well-known historical articles in China.

Twilight

公元 420 年,中国彭泽县令陶渊明先生厌倦了做官,归隐故里,躬耕田园,并写下了著名的《桃花源记》。

In AD 420, a Chinese county mayor, Mr. Tao Yuanming, grew to dislike his job and resigned. He returned to his hometown to work as a farmer and subsequently wrote The Peach Blossom Spring.

Lost Fisherman

《桃花源记》描述了一个渔夫在打鱼的时候迷了路,不知道自己身在何处 ?

The Peach Blossom Spring describes a lost fisherman on a river. He begins to feel hopeless.

Blossom Cave

也不知过了多久,突然眼前一亮,他看到了河边上长满了美丽的桃花,还有一个山洞。

Suddenly, he saw many peach blossoms along the river bank. Soon after, he discovered a cave.

Peach Blossom Cave

穿过山洞,出现了一个与世隔绝的村庄。

After passing through the cave, he saw a village that seemed to have no connection to the outside world.

Blossom with Mountains

一打听,才知道是村民的祖先在五百年前为了避免战乱逃进了这个大山之中,过着开荒耕种,自给自足,自由自在的生活。

The villagers told him that their ancestors came here 500 years ago to escape the civil war.

Water Wheel with Bamboo

村民们热情地招待了渔夫,吃自种的粮食,喝自醸的酒,小孩子唱歌,老人家讲故事,十分真诚,快乐。

The villagers welcomed the fisherman with great hospitality, offering him locally grown goods such as rice, wine, fruits. They sang and shared stories, spending several happy evenings together.

Autumn Village

交谈之中,渔夫发现村里人全然不知大山外面的世界,不知道有金钱,不知道有税赋,不知道有战争,更不知道有勾心斗角,一切都是那么自然。

In their conversations, the fisherman discovered that the villagers knew nothing about the outside world. They did not know about money, taxes, or current wars and political affairs. Everything seemed natural.

Twilight Bamboo

数日,渔夫依依不舍地告别大家,离开了美如仙境的桃花源。

A few days later, the fisherman said goodbye to the villagers, left the peach blossom village, and departed for home.

Early Departure

渔夫把桃花源的故事告诉了很多人,人们都非常向往,不断地有很多人组成团队去寻找桃花源。

The fisherman spread the story of his trip to many people. People were eager to see the beautiful village and formed teams to find it.

Great Mountains

但是,桃花源好像消失了一样,一千多年以来,再也没有人见过桃花源了。

However, the village had disappeared. In the next 1600 years, nobody could find the village again.

Blossom Bridge

由于相信桃花与桃花源会带来和平,爱情,发达的好运,人们在中国大地上建造了很多桃花村,桃花桥,桃花岛,桃花镇,桃花楼,桃花渡......

As peach blossoms are believed to bring peace, love, and prosperity, people have continually built peach blossom villages, bridges, islands, towns, buildings, and ferry ports in China.