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The Book of Songs 《詩經》

小雅‧魚藻之什‧何草不黃 Minor odes of the kingdom - Yu Zao Zhi Shen - He Cao Bu Huang

毛詩:「《》,幽王四夷中國背叛禽獸君子。」



何日不行經營四方

Every plant is yellow;
Every day we march.
Every man is moving about,
Doing service in some quarter of the kingdom.



Every plant is purple;
Every man is torn from his wife.
Alas for us employed on these expeditions!
How are we alone dealt with as if we were not men?

曠野朝夕不暇

We are not rhinoceroses, we are not tigers,
To be kept in these desolate wilds.
Alas for us employed on these expeditions!
Morning and night we have no leisure.



The long-tailed foxes,
May keep among the dark grass.
And our box-carts,
Keep moving along the great roads.

》,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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