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 II — Minor odes of the kingdom
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Chapter 8 — Decade of Du Ren Shi

225 226 227 228 229 230 231 232 233 234

Shijing II. 8. (233)

The flowers of the bignonia,
Are of a deep yellow.
My heart is sad ;
I feel its wound.

The flowers of the bignonia [are gone],
[There are only] its leaves all-green.
If I had known it would be thus with me,
I had better not have been born.

The ewes have large heads ;
The Three stars are [seen] in the fish-trap.
If some men can get enough to eat,
Few can get their fill.

Legge 233

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