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. (234)

Every plant is yellow ;
Every day we march.
Every man is moving about,
Doing service in some quarter of the kingdom.

Every plant is purple ;
Every man is torn from his wife.
Alas for us employed on these expeditions !
How are we alone dealt with as if we were not men ?

We are not rhinoceroses, we are not tigers,
To be kept in these desolate wilds.
Alas for us employed on these expeditions !
Morning and night we have no leisure.

The long-tailed foxes,
May keep among the dark grass.
And our box-carts,
Keep moving along the great roads.

Legge 234

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