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 8 — The odes of Qi

96 97 98 99 100 101 102 103 104 105 106

Shijing I. 8. (99)

The sun is in the east,
And that lovely girl,
Is in my chamber.
She is in my chamber ;
She treads in my footsteps, and comes to me.

The moon is in the east,
And that lovely girl,
Is inside my door.
She is inside my door ;
She treads in my footsteps, and hastens away.

Legge 99

Soleil à l'orient !
C'est une belle fille
qui est ans ma maison....
Elle est dans ma maison !
à ma suite elle y vient !

Lune vers l'Orient !
C'est une belle fille
qui est près de ma porte !...
Elle est près de ma porte !
à ma suite elle en sort !

Granet XLI.

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