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 8 — The odes of Qi

96 97 98 99 100 101 102 103 104 105 106

Shijing I. 8. (106)

Alas for him, so handsome and accomplished !
How grandly tall !
With what elegance in his high forehead !
With what motion of his beautiful eyes !
With what skill in the swift movements of his feet !
With what mastery of archery !

Alas for him, so famous !
His beautiful eyes how clear !
His manners how complete !
Shooting all day at the target,
And never lodging outside the bird-square !
Indeed our [ruler's] nephew !

Alas for him, so beautiful !
His bright eyes and high forehead how lovely !
His dancing so choice !
Sure to send his arrows right through !
The four all going to the same place !
One able to withstand rebellion !

Legge 106

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