Chinese poem illustration: 豳风 鸱鸮/ Bin Wind – Owl by Duke of Zhou
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A poem with history background dating back 3000 years ago by Duke of Zhou(周公 or 姬旦) reflected a dangerous enemy and a fury but firm regent. The poet paralelled himself as a parent bird, facing the crucial owl who had taken his/her sons, been destroying family nest…The earlist fable in Chinese poetry.
The poem is quite simple and straight forward after the background briefing, a introduction revealing why a loud and strong voice means so much in distress. The evil bird of owl could refer to King Cheng(成王), in another word heaven, or the rebellions(武庚) by recent analysis.
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