Birdcage 鳥籠

Birdcage 鳥籠

These are the real lyrics for the first fictitious song I wrote for this book.  Too cheesy or not enough cheese? I am always looking for feedback.  If you wonder why I did not include Pinyin, it is because there is not enough space for three columns (and I had my fair share of problems for getting it in this format).  The Pinyin version can be found in its respective chapter’s section, and can be found by clicking on the title.

If you copy and paste, make sure you cite me. 
You want to give your friend a gift 你要送給朋友礼物
Uncovered is a pet 揭幕是寵物
You hear it sing 你聽它唱歌
You see it is thirsty 你看她太渴
You place water in (the cage) 你放水裏的
It flies down and drinks drinks 它飛下喝喝
You see it dance 你看它跳舞
You are really happy 你真的幸福
Next week it did not fly did not sing 下週它不飛不唱歌
Did not dance did not drink 不跳舞不喝
You are not happy 你不高興
Why so quiet? 為什麽太安静?
Let it fly 讓它飛
Let it fly 讓它飛
Let it fly 讓它飛
Open the door 開門
Let it fly 讓它飛
Let it fly 讓它飛
Let it fly 讓它飛
You bring it to the vet 你带它去獸醫
She said it was not sick 她說了它不病
You said I gave it whatever it wanted 你說都什麽它要我給
The vet said you are incorrect 獸醫說你不對
Let it fly 讓它飛
Let it fly 讓它飛
Let it fly 讓它飛
Open the door 開門
Let it fly 讓它飛
Let it fly 讓它飛
Let it fly 讓它飛
It does not fly does not sing 它不飛不唱歌
Does not dance does not drink 不跳舞不喝
You are not happy 你不高興
Why so quiet? 為什麽太安静?
Let it fly 讓它飛
Let it fly 讓它飛
Let it fly 讓它飛
Open the door 開門
Let it fly 讓它飛
Let it fly 讓它飛
Let it fly 讓它飛
Let it go 放開
And see if it comes back 拭目以待它回來
Let it go 放開
And see if it comes back 拭目以待它回來

 

This is an image of an antique birdcage clock in a museum in the Forbidden City, Beijing, China. It appears to begold or bronze in color. The overall shape is a rounded rectangle; the apex of the cage has a rounded-trapezoid, closed cylinder about an inch in height, and on top of that is a short point. The top portion of the cage is slightly decorated with a single strand of gold or iron around the cage, similar to an umbrella, where there is are points that connect the fabric of the umbrella, and there are arches in between those points to connect the umbrella as a whole. In the center circumference is a similar strand, but slightly thicker. The points (as referred to earlier) is now decorated with small birds standing on a tiny circular platform with tiny ridges. These birds are made of the same material as the cage. Below those birds, the vertical bars are decorated with textured circles, like if polka dots were 3-D. These bars are also thicker than the ones above them. Finally, at the bottom, there is an octagonal shape. There are 4 wide sides like a square, and between them are shorter edges about 1/4 to 1/5 shorter than the sides mentioned earlier. These 4 edges connect to the 4 main sides. The octagon is decorated with another intricate design, possibly olive branches in a sine-cosine pattern. The clock is circular at the center of the front. There are 8 short legs below the cage, a pair under each of the shorter edges.
Antique Birdcage Clock, Forbidden City, Beijing, China

 

Have something to say or ask?

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s