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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 12 — The odes of Chen

136 137 138 139 140 141 142 143 144 145

Shijing I. 12. (136)

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How gay and dissipated you are,
There on the top of Wanqiu !
You are full of kindly affection indeed,
But you have nothing to make you looked up to !

How your blows on the drum resound,
At the foot of Wanqiu !
Be it winter, be it summer,
You are holding your egret's feather !

How you beat your earthen vessel,
On the way to Wanqiu !
Be it winter, be it summer,
You are holding your egret-fan !

Legge 136

Ô vous qui allez vous ébattre
au sommet du tertre Yuan,
Quelle animation est la vôtre !
ce n'est pas un spectacle à voir !

Au son des tambours que l'on frappe
au-dessous du tertre Yuan,
Qu'importe, hiver ! été, qu'importe !
vous tenez des plumes d'aigrette !

Au son des tambourins d'argile,
sur le chemin du tertre Yuan,
Qu'importe, hiver ! été, qu'importe !
vous tenez l'éventail d'aigrette !

Granet LXII.

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