Shi Jing Introduction Table of content – The Book of Odes

The oldest collection of Chinese poetry, more than three hundred songs, odes and hymns. Tr. Legge (en) and Granet (fr, incomplete).

Section IV — Odes of the temple and the Altar
1 2 3 4 5
Chapter 3 — Sacrificial odes of Zhou, decade of Min You Xiao Zi

286 287 288 289 290 291 292 293 294 295 296

Shijing IV. 3. (289)

I condemn myself [for the past], and will be on my guard against future calamity.
I will have nothing to do with a wasp,
To seek for myself its painful sting.
At first, indeed, the thing seemed but a wren,
But it took wing and became a [large] bird.
I am unequal to the many difficulties of the kingdom ;
And I am placed in the midst of bitter experiences.

Legge 289

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