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Chinese poem illustration: 邶风/绿衣 Bei Wind/Green Suits by Anonymous

邶风 绿衣

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Poetry for the Passed Away(悼亡诗) starts from this poem, it also employed the typical writing of Seeing the Remnant thus Reminding of the Passed Away(睹物思人). This type of poem does not count many in the classic Chinese poetry, but it contributed some of the best breed poems which was so popular and so familiar to average Chinese, for example 离思 by 元稹, 十年生死两茫茫 by 苏轼.

Most of us would encounter similar situation as the poem described, it hurts so much at the time while letting it out, letting your feeling expressed could be the very few way of relief. This poem came from such a situation.

This video and poem is also my personal memorial to my father who passed away in November 27th, 2019.

邶风 绿衣
佚名

绿兮衣兮,绿衣黄里。
心之忧矣,曷维其已?

绿兮衣兮,绿衣黄裳。
心之忧矣,曷维其亡?

绿兮丝兮,女所治兮。
我思古人,俾无訧兮。

絺兮绤兮,凄其以风。
我思古人,实获我心。

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