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. (141)

At the gate to the tombs there are jujube trees ; –
They should be cut away with an axe.
That man is not good,
And the people of the State know it.
They know it, but he does not give over ; –
Long time has it been thus with him.

At the gate to the tombs there are plum trees ;
And there are owls collecting on them.
That man is not good,
And I sing [this song] to admonish him.
I admonish him, but he will not regard me ; –
When he is overthrown, he will think of me.

Legge 141

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