Chinese poem illustration: 小雅 蓼莪/ Xiaoya – That Is Me by Anonymous
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One of the most popular condolence poem in Shijing, very likely the the real words from a son to his passed away parents, touching and sentimental. A deep dive to the tradition value Filial Piety(孝道) is illustrated to help on the understanding to this poem: how the two way relation between parents and children was defined and excercised in Zhou dynasty , which was finally turned into a almost one-way relation by Confucianism.
A new explaination is put forward based on the dailect of Xi‘an(秦腔), where the Zhou capital used to be located. The key character 莪（e2) is a loan character of 我 by pronouciation, for example 蓼蓼者莪, 匪莪伊蒿 equals 蓼蓼者我, 非我以高.
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