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Dujiang Weirs of Thousand Years

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                    Dujiang Weirs of Thousand Years


Look back upon the near end of Zhao King era in Qin dynasty of more than two thousand years ago .

Libing and his son led people to build weirs.

They built a fire on Jade Pile mountain.

It burned day and night, and eventually caused rocks to split open.

Then they cut into the mountain, gouged a water way and were not afraid of danger.

It formed a Priceless Bottle Mouth which irrigated million acres of fields in Chengdu plain. 

The Min river was separated by a fish-mouth like weir.

It channeled water into the front of the Priceless Bottle.

They built a curved water way at the end of the fish mouth to produce vortices.

Then another weir functioned so that flood water could be drained, and pebbles and sands could be thrown away.

The miracle had been written as a three-character Sutra.

The yearly double-king temple fair was set to praise the two sages.

 

Remark.  It was written on 2 September 2019.

 

  

 

 

                    千年都江堰          

            

    回溯秦昭王末年,李冰父子领修堰。

    玉垒山上生火焰,日夜焚烧终裂岩。

    开山凿道不畏险,宝瓶口流万顷田。

    岷江二分鱼嘴堰,引水送至宝瓶前。

    嘴尾弯道漩涡添,排洪走石飞沙堰。

    奇迹成经三字写,二王庙会颂二贤。

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