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CONTENTS

INTRODUCTION

EARLY POETS (to 618)

SHIH CHING (The Book of Odes)

(I) Song of the Bowmen of Shu [EP, 1915]

(II) “Pick a fern, pick a fern, ferns are high” [EP, 1954]

“Pine boat a-shift” [EP]

“Locusts a-wing, multiply” [EP]

“Pluck, pluck, pluck, the thick plantain” [EP]

“Three stars, five stars rise over the hill” [EP]

“Lies a dead deer on younder plain” [EP]

“Lily bud floating, yellow as sorrow” [EP]

“Withered, withered, by the wind’s omen” [EP]

“Wide, Ho?” [EP]

“Don’t chop that pear tree” [EP]

“Heaven conserve thy course in quietness” [EP]

“Soft wind of the vale” [EP]

“How cut haft for an axe?” [EP]

“Fluid as water that all tones reflects” [EP]

“A boat floats over shadow” [EP]

“Made his hut in the vale” [EP]

“By curvèd bank” [EP]

“Cleared by its flowing, dip the flood water up” [EP]

“Great hand King Wu” [EP]

“Green robe, green robe, lined with yellow” [EP]

CH’Ü YÜAN

After Ch’u Yuan [EP]

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