Chinese poem illustration: 小雅 白驹/ Xiaoya – White Colt by Anonymous
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Poems of Shijing crossed a time span of some 400 years, this poem is very likely a mid-term one. The writing is very smooth and fluid, the 3 pairs in each paragraph is well connected either per its meaning/implication as well as the time sequnce, thus the White Colt(白驹) and That Guy(伊人) confirm each other while the scenarios developing.
The mysterious atmosphere and wording created in this poem That Guy(所谓伊人) was inherited by the most popular Shijing poem Reeds(蒹葭): 所谓伊人, 在水一方. A very popular metaphor on time(白驹过隙) was created per this poem by Zhuangzi(庄子). That is the way the Chinese literature continued till today: inheriting some classic and make new stuff upon.
Two general deciphers toward this poem were briefed as the comparison to my new explanation.
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