Shi Jing Introduction Table des matières – Le Canon des Poèmes

Le plus ancien recueil connu de poésie chinoise, plus de trois cents chansons, odes et hymnes. Tr. Legge (en) et Granet (fr, incomplète).

Section II — Minor odes of the kingdom
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Chapitre 8 — Decade of Du Ren Shi

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Shijing II. 8. (225)

Those officers of the [old] capital,
With their fox-furs so yellow,
Their deportment unvaryingly [correct],
And their speech full of elegance ! –
If we could go back to [the old] Zhou,
They would be admiringly looked up by all the people.

Those officers of the [old] capital,
With their hats of Tai leaves and small black caps ! –
Those ladies of noble Houses.
With their hair so thick and straight ! –
I do not see them [now],
And my heart is dissatisfied.

Those officers of the [old] capital,
With their ear-plugs of xiu-stones ! –
Those ladies of noble Houses,
Each fit to be called a Yin or a Ji ! –
I do not see them [now],
And my heart grieves with indissoluble sorrow.

Those officers of the [old] capital,
With their girdles hanging elegantly down ! –
Those ladies of great Houses,
With their [side] hair curving up like a scorpion's tail ! –
I do not see them [now],
[If I could], I would walk along after them.

Not that they purposely let their girdles hang down ; –
The girdles were naturally long.
Not that they gave their hair that curve ; –
The hair had a natural curl.
I do not see them [now],
And how do I long for them !

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