Chinese poem illustration: 邶风 燕燕/ Bei Wind – Swallows Swallows by Anonymous
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Farewell or parting poetry(送别诗) is one of the most popular and touching type in Chinese classic poetry, It is this poem and Bei Wind – Spring(邶风 泉水) that started this trend and type. The feelings, the scenario and writing algorithm established by these two poems are not only resonated in the poems of later generations, but also imprinted in Chinese mindset and lifestyle till today.
A new interpretation is put forward on the 4th paragraph. 仲氏 and 任只 both refer to the Zhong(仲) family and Ren(任) family, who are actually the same group of people. 只 refers a group of people or the ancestors of the family, thus 任只 means the Ren family or the ancestors of Ren.
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