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 13 — The odes of Kuai

146 147 148 149

Shijing I. 13. (147)

If I could but see the white cap,
And the earnest mourner worn to leanness ! –
My toiled heart is worn with grief !

If I could but see the white [lower] dress ! –
My heart is wounded with sadness !
I should be inclined to go and live with the wearer !

If I could but see the white knee-covers ! –
Sorrow is knotted in my heart !
I should almost feel as of one soul with the wearer !

Legge 147

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