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|Meaning of a calligraphy|
Posted By: I. Nagy
Posted Date: Oct 25, 2017 (07:49 AM)
The calligraphy on the scroll is a citation
from a known poem from the Book of Songs
The title of poem is 静女 or Quiet Girl.
Unfortunately, I could not find any English translation on the net,so I had to do myself.
(with help of Japanese kanbun-yomi or Japanese way of reading old Chinese texts)
From the fields you take me sprouts
They are trully beautiful and rare (different)
However,I think they are beautiful
Because a beauty has given them to me.
辛酉元宵 Year of Metal-Rooster, (...1861,1921..) On th Day of Lantern Festival
郎詞 On request
於孔尼 At Kong Ni （Unknown name of place)
Signature is too much cursive to read
Seal is also illegible