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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 7 — G The odes of Zheng

75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95

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The Qin and Wei,
Now present their broad sheets of water.
Ladies and gentlemen,
Are carrying flowers of valerian.
A lady says, ' Have you been to see ? '
A gentleman replies, ' I have been. '
' But let us go again to see.
Beyond the Wei,
The ground is large and fit for pleasure. '
So the gentlemen and ladies.
Make sport together,
Presenting one another with small peonies.

The Qin and Wei,
Show their deep, clear streams.
Gentlemen and ladies,
Appear in crowds.
A lady says, ' Have you been to see ? '
A gentleman replies, ' I have been. '
' But let us go again to see.
Beyond the Wei,
The ground is large and fit for pleasure. '
So the gentlemen and ladies.
Make sport together,
Presenting one another with small peonies.

Legge 95

La Tchen avec la Wei
viennent à déborder !
Les gars avec les filles
viennent aux orchidées !

Les filles les invitent : — là-bas si nous allions ?
et les gars de répondre : — déjà nous en venons ?
— Voire donc mais encore là-bas si nous allions,
car, la Wei traversée,
s'étend un beau gazon !
Lors les gars et les filles
ensemble font leurs jeux ;
et puis elles reçoivent
le gage d'une fleur !

La Tchen avec la Wei
d'eaux claires sont gonflées !
Les gars avec les filles
nombreux sont assemblés !

Les filles les...

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