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The Book of Songs 《詩經》

國風‧周南‧葛覃 Lessons from the states - Odes Of Zhou And The South - Ge Tan

毛詩   《》,后妃后妃父母在於女功尊敬師傅可以父母天下


詩文

萋萋灌木

How the dolichos spread itself out,
Extending to the middle of the valley!
Its leaves were luxuriant;
The yellow birds flew about,
And collected on the thickly growing trees,
Their pleasant notes resounding far.



How the dolichos spread itself out,
Extending to the middle of the valley!
Its leaves were luxuriant and dense.
I cut it and I boiled it,
And made both fine cloth and coarse,
Which I will wear without getting tired of it.

歸寧父母

I have told the matron,
Who will announce that I am going to see my parents.
I will wash my private clothes clean,
And I will rinse my robes.
Which need to be rinsed, which do not?
I am going back to visit my parents.

》,
註解

」:豆科多年生植物紫紅色纖維可以織布
」:
)」:移動蔓延
」:助詞句首
萋萋」:茂盛樣子
」:黃鸝黃雀
」:動詞詞綴
」:
」:茂密樣子
」:
音義)」:
)」:
)」:葛布
)」:葛布
」:穿着
音義)」:厭倦嫌棄
」:助詞
」:學官輔導貴族子女
」:動詞詞頭
」:
」:日常衣物
」:
」:」,
」:沒有
歸寧」:回家省親返回

本作品在全世界都属于公有领域,因为作者逝世已经超过100,并且于192311日之前出版。
English translation: James Legge

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