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The Book of Songs 《詩經》

小雅‧魚藻之什‧漸漸之石 Minor odes of the kingdom - Yu Zao Zhi Shen - Jian Jian Zhi Shi

毛詩:「《漸漸》,幽王東征久病。」


漸漸
漸漸山川悠遠東征皇朝

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.

漸漸山川悠遠東征

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.

滂沱東征

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.


漸漸》,


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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