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 2 — Decade of Baihua

170 171 172 173 174

Shijing II. 2. (174)

Heavy lies the dew ;
Nothing but the sun can dry it.
Happily and long into the night we drink ; –
Till all are drunk, there is no retiring.

Heavy lies the dew ;
On that luxuriant grass.
Happily and long into the night we drin.
In the honoured apartment we complete our carousal.

Heavy lies the dew ;
On those willows and jujube trees.
Distinguished and true are my noble quests, –
Every one of excellent virtue.

From the Tong and the Yi,
Their fruit hangs down.
Happy and self-possessed are my noble quests, –
Every one of them of excellent deportment.

Legge 174

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