Chinese poem illustration: 邶风 泉水/ Bei Wind – Spring Flows by Anonymous
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This poem is one of the very origin of two major poetry categories in classic Chinese poetry, the Homesick and Thinking of People Poetry(思乡怀人诗) and Farewell Poetry(送别诗). The scenario reflected when seeing buddy off does not change much since this poem till today: after a long accompanied farewell journey, in ancient times it could be weeks and months, finally parting his buddy somewhere at riverfront with toasts.
The aristocracy marriage is reflected and illustrated in this poem with some my own interpretation.
Check this lyric of background song: Farewell(送别/李叔同 ), and see how this modern song simulates and differs from Spring Flows.
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