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The Book of Songs 《詩經》

國風‧齊‧東方未明 Lessons from the states - Odes of Qi - Dong Fang Wei Ming

毛詩:「《東方》,朝廷號令不時不能。」


東方
東方顛倒衣裳

Before the east was bright,
I was putting on my clothes upside down;
I was putting them on upside down,
And there was one from the court calling me.

東方顛倒

Before there was a streak of dawn in the east,
I was putting on my clothes upside down;
I was putting them on upside down,
And there was one from the court with orders for me.

不能

You fence your garden with branches of willow,
And the reckless fellows stand in awe.
He, [however], cannot fix the time of night;
If he be not too early, he is sure to be late.

東方》,四句


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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