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
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Chapter 2 — Sacrificial odes of Zhou, decade of Chen Gong

276 277 278 279 280 281 282 283 284 285

Shijing IV. 2. (276)

Ah ! Ah ! ministers and officers,
Reverently attend to your public duties.
The king has given you perfect rules ; –
Consult about them and consider them.
Ah ! Ah ! ye assistants,
It is now the end of spring ;
And what have ye to seek for ?
[Only] how to manage the new fields and those of the third year.
How beautiful are the wheat and the barley,
Whose bright produce we shall receive !
The bright and glorious God.
Will in them give us a good year.
Order all our men,
To be provided with their spuds and hoes : –
Anon we shall see the sickles at work.

Legge 276

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