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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 10 — The odes of Tang

114 115 116 117 118 119 120 121 122 123 124 125

Shijing I. 10. (123)



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There is a solitary russet pear tree,
Growing on the left of the way.
That princely man there !
He might be willing to come to me.
In the centre of my heart I love him,
[But] how shall I supply him with drink and food ?

There is a solitary russet pear tree,
Growing where the way makes a compass.
That princely man there !
He might be willing to come and ramble [with me].
In the centre of my heart I love him,
[But] how shall I supply him with drink and food ?

Legge 123

Il est un sorbier solitaire
qui pousse à gauche du chemin !
Ô Seigneur, ô toi que voilà,
daigne t'en venir avec moi !
Toi, que du fond de mon cœur j'aime,
toi, ne veux-tu boire et manger ?

Il est un sorbier solitaire
qui pousse au tournant du chemin !
Ô Seigneur, ô toi que voilà,
daigne t'en venir promener !
Toi, que du fond de mon cœur j'aime,
toi, ne veux-tu boire et manger ?

Granet XXVI.

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