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09年的钟声就要敲响了。送上一首庆祝新年的英文诗歌,祝大家新年万事如意,心想事成,步步高升!

The Year's at the Spring ! 

Robert Browning 

The year's at the spring, 

And day's at the morn; 

Morning's at seven veduchina; 

The hillside's dew-pearled; 

The lark's on the wing; 

The snail's on the thorn: 

God's in His Heaven veduchina- 

All's right with the world! 

The Origin of Chinese New Year

The Chinese New Year is now popularly known as the Spring Festival because it starts from the Begining of Spring (the first of the twenty-four terms in coodination with the changes of Nature). Its origin is too old to be traced. Several explanations are hanging around. All agree, however, that the word Nian, which in modern Chinese solely means "year", was originally the name of a monster beast that started to prey on people the night before the beginning of a new year.

One legend goes that the beast Nian had a very big mouth that would swallow a great many people with one bite. People were very scared. One day, an old man came to their rescue, offering to subdue Nian. To Nian he said, "I hear say that you are very capable, but can you swallow the other beasts of prey on earth instead of people who are by no means of your worthy opponents?" So, it did swallow many of the beasts of prey on earth that also harrassed people and their domestic animals from time to time.

 
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