07May/22

今读“乐游原上望昭陵”

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欲把一麾江海去,乐游原上望昭陵。

一麾:武王牧野,“白旄以麾”,陷阵图谋,求武功也。
乐游原:杜陵樊川,杜家也。
昭陵:梁山之巅,太宗之归,唐家定鼎之宗祖也。

杜牧:离家,求以武功定鼎中唐乱世,慎终怀远,今天的语言就是:不忘初心,牢记使命。 ​​​

30Apr/22

Chinese poem illustration/郑风 有女同车/佚名: The girl representing the soul

Chinese poem illustration: 郑风 有女同车/Zheng Wind – She Was on Same Chariot

郑风 有女同车

Video also available at Bilibili: 郑风 有女同车

The grandson or granddaughter representing his/her passed away grandfather/mother’s soul is so called as Shi(尸), not a few poems in Shijing described Shi from different angles, this poem is one among them.

A new interpretation based on my two paragraphs structure hypothesis which is briefed in my video 郑风 遵大路(https://youtu.be/B3FAzUXgeXs). The subject Meng Jiang(孟姜) is also identified as 武姜, the Zheng state founder Duke Wu(郑武公)’s wife. This poem is by a witness of Meng Jiang’s funeral.

Characters 颜, 翱, 翔, 英 are further analysed.

郑风 有女同车
佚名

有女同车,颜如舜华。
将翱将翔,佩玉琼琚。
彼美孟姜,洵美且都。

有女同行,颜如舜英。
将翱将翔,佩玉将将。
彼美孟姜,德音不忘。

28Apr/22

Chinese poem illustration/郑风 遵大路/佚名: Road to cemetery

Chinese poem illustration: 郑风 遵大路/Zheng Wind – A toast to Grand Chariot

郑风 遵大路

Above video could be watch on Bilibili: 郑风 遵大路

A new interpretation is developed not only for this poem but also for most of the 2 paragraphs structure poems in Zheng Wind. In general, the two paragraphs poems is dedicated to something abnormal(无常), this observation applys to all the Wind poems in Shijing.

Characters 遵, 路, 掺, 祛, 寁 , 魗 are further analysed. 无我恶兮 could also be interpreted as: please ignore my bad behavior, the character 无 means taking something as not existing.

郑风 遵大路
佚名

遵大路兮,掺执子之袪兮。
无我恶兮,不寁故也。

遵大路兮,掺执子之手兮。
无我魗兮,不寁好也。