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Chinese poem illustration: 郑风 缁衣/ Zheng Wind – Black Suit by Anonymous

郑风 缁衣

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Introduction to Zheng Wind(郑风) is till 7:55, then followed by this poem, the first poem in Zheng Wind. The black suit could be an official attire for a senor officer. This poem is about the love between a wife and a husbund, a diligent civil servant is reflected as well.

An arguement is raised against characters 宜,好,席,之, with such, this poem is full of fresh details of daily life rather then a simple straightforward desciption of the black suit, thus the deep and tender love is visualized.

郑风 缁衣
佚名

缁衣之宜兮,敝,予又改为兮。
适子之馆兮,还,予授子之粲兮。

缁衣之好兮,敝,予又改造兮。
适子之馆兮,还,予授子之粲兮。

缁衣之席兮,敝,予又改作兮。
适子之馆兮,还,予授子之粲兮

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