Chinese poem illustration: 齐风 东方未明/ Qi Wind – East Not Bright Yet by Anonymous
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Qi Wind(齐风) is generally taken as a blaming to the arrogant misbehaving lords as well sympathy to hardness and toil of normal people. With reference to the story of Ji Zha(季札观乐) in Zuo Zhuan(春秋左传), a new interpretation is developed upon.
The wording of 折柳, 樊圃, 辰夜, 莫 are further analysed. Break willow(折柳) starts from this poem, which finally become a common gesture of bidding farewell in later generations, especially in Tang poetry.
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