Chinese poem illustration: 迢迢牵牛星 Far Far the Altair by Anonymous
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The first poem that reveals the love story between Altair and Vega, a festival , Qi Xi festival , literally the Night of July 7th since Han dynasty, a Musical department poem written 2000 years ago.
With very obvious simple and primitive wording, this poem is famous for it’s sophisticated skill on reduplication, setting up the standard and favor for reduplication in Chinese classic poetry.
The Qi Xi Festival used to be a festival for girls , and today it become an excuse for lovers to celebrate, a Chinese Valentine’s Day.
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