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 story, thus the White Colt(白驹) and That Guy(伊人) confirm each other and both scenarios developed mutually. Keelping in mind the character 白(white) always has a strong metaphor of 伯（lord)
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 from classic and make new stuff upon.
Two general deciphers toward this poem were briefed as a comparison to the new explanation developed in this video.
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