Chinese poem illustration: 豳风 七月/ Bin Wind – Month of Seventh by Anonymous

豳风 七月 part1

The longest poem among State Wind(国风), the most mysterious and earliest State Wind. The poem introduction starts since 11:50 after the a briefing to Bin Wind(豳风)The first three paragraphs are considered of State Wind alike, with strong implication of condolence to ancesters. The rest of five paragraphs is Ya(雅) alike, which makes Qi Yue the only kind among poems of Shijing.

豳风 七月 part2

Full video also available at Bilibili: 豳风 七月 part1, part2

After a wrap up to the first three paragraphs, this video go over the rest five paragraphs with a structured table of content analysis, which revealed an excellent writing with the right timing(正朔) , as well as the three key elements of Zhou life: timing, duty and food.

The long-winded poem described a happy but diligent countrylife of Zhou people in their early time. It give us many snapshots of dailylife almost every month, the land the weather the people and what they doing, a dream land and life for Zhou people.

Harvest 2021 June at Zhou place

豳风 七月
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七月流火,九月授衣。一之日觱发,二之日栗烈。无衣无褐,何以卒岁。三之日于耜,四之日举趾。同我妇子,馌彼南亩,田畯至喜。

七月流火,九月授衣。春日载阳,有鸣仓庚。女执懿筐,遵彼微行,爰求柔桑。春日迟迟,采蘩祁祁。女心伤悲,殆及公子同归。

七月流火,八月萑苇。蚕月条桑,取彼斧斨,以伐远扬,猗彼女桑。七月鸣鵙,八月载绩。载玄载黄,我朱孔阳,为公子裳。

四月秀葽,五月鸣蜩。八月其获,十月陨萚。一之日于貉,取彼狐狸,为公子裘。二之日其同,载缵武功,言私其豵,献豣于公。

五月斯螽动股,六月莎鸡振羽,七月在野,八月在宇,九月在户,十月蟋蟀入我床下。穹窒熏鼠,塞向墐户。嗟我妇子,曰为改岁,入此室处。

六月食郁及薁,七月亨葵及菽,八月剥枣,十月获稻,为此春酒,以介眉寿。七月食瓜,八月断壶,九月叔苴,采荼薪樗,食我农夫。

九月筑场圃,十月纳禾稼。黍稷重穋,禾麻菽麦。嗟我农夫,我稼既同,上入执宫功。昼尔于茅,宵尔索綯。亟其乘屋,其始播百谷。

二之日凿冰冲冲,三之日纳于凌阴。四之日其蚤,献羔祭韭。九月肃霜,十月涤场。朋酒斯飨,曰杀羔羊。跻彼公堂,称彼兕觥,万寿无疆。

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