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 I — Lessons from the states
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
12 13 14 15
Chapter 2 — The odes of Shao and the South

12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25

Shijing I. 2. (24)

How great is that luxuriance,
Those flowers of the sparrow-plum !
Are they not expressive of reverence and harmony, –
The carriages of the king's daughter ?

How great is that luxuriance,
The flowers like those of the peach-tree or the plum !
[See] the grand-daughter of the tranquillizing king,
And the son of the reverent marquis !

What are used in angling ?
Silk threads formed into lines.
The son of the reverent marquis,
And the grand-daughter of the tranquillizing king !

Legge 24

N'est-ce pas une belle fleur,
la fleur du cerisier sauvage ?
Ne sent-on pas sa modestie
à voir le char de la Princesse ?

Granet V.

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