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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 II — p Minor odes of the kingdom
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Chapter 8 — H h Decade of Du Ren Shi

225 226 227 228 229 230 231 232 233 234

Shijing II. 8. (232)

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Those frowning rocks, –
How high they rise !
Over such a distance of hills and streams,
How toilsome is the march !
The warrior, in charge of the expedition to the east,
Has not a morning's leisure.

Those frowning rocks, –
How they crown the heights !
Over such a distance of hills and streams,
When shall we have completed our march ?
The warrior, in charge of the expedition to the east,
Has no leisure [to think] how he wll withdraw.

There are swine, with their legs white,
All wading through streams.
The moon also is in the Hyades,
Which will bring still greater rain.
The warrior, in charge of the expedition to the east,
Has no leisure [to think] of anything but this.

Legge 232

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