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 3 — The odes of Bei

26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44

Shijing I. 3. (30)

The wind blows and is fierce,
He looks at me and smiles,
With scornful words and dissolute, – the smile of pride.
To the center of my heart I am grieved.

The wind blows, with clouds of dust.
Kindly he seems to be willing to come to me ;
[But] he neither goes nor comes.
Long, long, do I think of him.

The wind blew, and the sky was cloudy ;
Before a day elapses, it is cloudy again.
I awake, and cannot sleep ;
I think of him, and gasp.

All cloudy is the darkness,
And the thunder keeps muttering.
I awake and cannot sleep ;
I think of him, and my breast is full of pain.

Legge 30

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