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 5 — The odes of Wei

55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64

Shijing I. 5. (62)

My noble husband is now martial-like !
The hero of the country !
My husband, grasping his halberd,
Is in the leading chariot of the king's [host].

Since my husband went to the east,
My head has been like the flying [pappus of the] artemisia.
It is not that I could not anoint and wash it ;
But for whom should I adorn myself ?

O for rain ! O for rain !
But brightly the sun comes forth.
Longingly I think of my husband,
Till my heart is weary, and my head aches.

How shall I get the plant of forgetfulness ?
I would plant it on the north of my house.
Longingly I think of my husband,
And my heart is made to ache.

Legge 62

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