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 6 — Decade of Bei Shan

205 206 207 208 209 210 211 212 213 214

Shijing II. 6. (208)

His bells ring out jiang-jiang,
While the waters of the Huai go sweeping on ;
Sad is my heart and wouded.
The virtuous sovereigns [of old], –
In my heart, indeed, I cannot forget them.

His drums ring out jie-jie,
While the waters of the Huai rush along ;
My heart is sad and grieved.
Of the virtuous sovereigns [of old],
The virtue was without flaw.

His bells ring out, his large drums resound,
There are the three islands in the Huai ;
Sad is my heart and moved.
Of the virtuous sovereigns [of old],
The virtue was different from this.

His bells ring out qin-qin ;
His lutes, large and small, give their notes ;
The tones of his organs and sounding stones are in unison.
They sing the Ya and the Nan,
Dancing to their flutes without error.

Legge 208

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