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Chinese poem illustration: 小雅 鱼藻/ Xiaoya – Fishes in Weeds by Anonymous

小雅 鱼藻

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The 1st poem in sub-chapter Ten Poems of Fishes and Weeds(鱼藻之什), a typical poem on king’s happy party, which reflected the happiness and inner-peace of Zhou poeple.

From the primitive writing and simple structure, this poem very likely belongs to the early stage of Zhou dynasty. Arguement on characters 颁, 莘 and 那 is raised.

小雅 鱼藻
佚名

鱼在在藻,有颁其首。
王在在镐,岂乐饮酒。

鱼在在藻,有莘其尾。
王在在镐,饮酒乐岂。

鱼在在藻,依于其蒲。
王在在镐,有那其居。

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