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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 2 — l n The odes of Shao and the South

12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25

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Yao-yao went the grass-insects,
And the hoppers sprang about.
While I do not see my lord,
My sorrowful heart is agitated.
Let me have seen him,
Let me have met him,
And my heart will then be stilled.

I ascended that hill in the south,
And gathered the turtle-foot ferns.
While I do not see my lord,
My sorrowful heart is very sad.
Let me have seen him,
Let me have met him,
And my heart will then be pleased.

I ascended that hill in the south,
And gathered the thorn-ferns.
While I do not see my lord,
My sorrowful heart is wounded with grief.
Let me have seen him,
Let me have met him,
And my heart will then be at peace.

Legge 14

La sauterelle des prés crie
et celle des coteaux sautille !
Tant que je n'ai vu mon seigneur,
mon cœur inquiet, oh ! qu'il s'agite !
Mais sitôt que je le verrai,
sitôt qu'à lui je m'unirai,
mon cœur alors aura la paix !

Je gravis ce mont du midi
et vais y cueillir la fougère !
Tant que je n'ai vu mon seigneur,
mon cœur inquiet, qu'il se tourmente !
Mais sitôt que je le verrai,
sitôt qu'à lui je m'unirai,
mon cœur alors deviendra gai !

Je gravis ce mont du midi
et vais y cueillir la fougère !
Tant que je n'ai vu mon seigneur,
mon cœur, qu'il se peine et chagrine !
Mais sitôt que je le verrai,
sitôt qu'à lui je m'unirai,
mon cœur alors sera calmé !

Granet LIX.

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