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Chinese poem illustration: 七步诗/ Compose a poem in 7 steps by Cao Zhi

七步诗

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Making a poem within 7 foot steps is a poem of genius , especially under the pressure and threat to his own life. Wisdom is far not enough to help him out, courage and talent was .

The wording What a Hurry to Burn Each Other(相煎何急) is the ultimate condemn to his former close friends , who is the worst enemy now. Premier Zhou recited this poem during the World War II to condemn the regime who was killing Chinese in January 1941.

Cao Zhi(曹植) was so called one of the most greatest three poets in the history by Wang Yuyang(王渔洋).

七步诗

曹植

煮豆燃豆萁,
豆在釜中泣。
本是同根生,
相煎何太急?

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