Chinese poem illustration: 大雅 緜/ Daya – Endless Thread by Anonymous
The 3rd poem in Daya(大雅), an classic epic poem about the true founder of Zhou dynasty: Father Dan(亶父). He is the father of the first King, established the cornerstone of Zhou dynasty. since Father Dan, Zhou(周) was recognized not as a tribe anymore, but a state, a culture. The background story is briefed followed with illustration of 1st till 4th paragraph.
The phase 周原膴膴，堇荼如飴(weed tastes sweet) is further analysed and comapared toward the Israeli idiom: a land flowing with milk and honey, BTW, I have been to both places.
Part2 illustrate 5th till 9th paragraph. The vidid description of a constraction field, the building of new town, the snapshot of the brilliant new palace not only refelcted the joy and happiness of Zhou poeple, but also an emerging state, a new start.
The weird 9th paragraph is analysed with my own argument that it could be a mismatch bamboo stripe(竹简).
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