Chinese poem illustration: 九月九日忆山东兄弟/ Thinking About Shandong Brothers in September 9th by Wang Wei


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Homesick and brotherhood, the masterpiece perfectly consolidates the two key popular feelings among Chinese, and make it the top poem that celebrating Double Nine festival(Sept. 9th or Chongyang festival). The festival is about climb up high and think of family and friends in the far distance, very likely to Mid-Autumn festival: looking to the full moon and thinking of people in far distance(望月怀人).

For today’s Chinese, it is so easily reminded of this poem in a public holiday, when your loneliness was doubled by the surrounding happy people and families. When you happened to seeing this poem, the homesick tripled.



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