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. (38)

Easy and indifferent ! easy and indifferent !
I am ready to perform in all dances,
Then when the sun is in the meridian,
There in that conspicious place.

With my large figure,
I dance in the ducal courtyard.
I am strong [also] as a tiger ;
The reins are in my grasp like ribbons.

In my left hand I grasp a flute ;
In my right I hold a pheasant's feather.
I am red as if I were rouged ;
The duke gives me a cup [of spirits].

The hazel grows on the hills,
And the liquorice in the marshes.
Of whom are my thoughts ?
Of the fine men of the west.
O those fine men !
Those men of the west !

Legge 38

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