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Chinese poem illustration: 小雅 沔水/ Xiaoya – Mian River by Anonymous

小雅 沔水

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By a poet who lived along Mian river(沔水), which is so called Han river(汉水) today, this poem showed its sophisticated writing techniques as well as his tortuous worries. It sounds like a poem of mid-to-late West Zhou period when the states were troubled with nature disasters and wars.

Arguments on 沔水 and 鴥 are raised against traditional explanations by Han scholars(汉儒). This poem also revealed some details of hunting with eagles(飞隼, falcon) in Zhou dynasty. This video is also my personal celebration to my releasing from two weeks quarantine in Zhuhai cityin in June 30,2020!

小雅 沔水
佚名

沔彼流水,朝宗于海。

鴥彼飞隼,载飞载止。
嗟我兄弟,邦人诸友。
莫肯念乱,谁无父母?

沔彼流水,其流汤汤。

鴥彼飞隼,载飞载扬。
念彼不迹,载起载行。
心之忧矣,不可弭忘。

鴥彼飞隼,率彼中陵。
民之讹言,宁莫之惩?
我友敬矣,谗言其兴

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