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Chinese poem illustration: 卫风 硕人/ Wei Wind – Giant Beauty by Anonymous

卫风 硕人

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The most beautiful woman in the Book of Songs? The most beautiful woman in the Chinese literature? This poem is . This popular and famous poem described the wife of Wei lord(卫侯), with a very delicacy writing, the wordings it created are still popularly used and quoted today. The poem together with Cove of Qi(淇奥) established the classic writing about a person, namely a beauty or a lord. The literature images and vocabularies created become essential in Chinese language.

The 2nd paragraph is the gemstone on the crown of Book of Songs. The analogic words to a beautiful woman are the gemstones of this paragraph, and illustrated in detail with pictures.

卫风 硕人
佚名

硕人其颀,衣锦褧衣。
齐侯之子,卫侯之妻,东宫之妹。
邢侯之姨,谭公维私。

手如柔荑,肤如凝脂。
领如蝤蛴,齿如瓠犀,螓首蛾眉。
巧笑倩兮,美目盼兮。

硕人敖敖,说于农郊。
四牡有骄,朱幩镳镳。翟茀以朝。
大夫夙退,无使君劳。

河水洋洋,北流活活。
施罛濊濊,鳣鲔发发,葭菼揭揭。
庶姜孽孽,庶士有朅。

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