THE ODES OF ZHOU AND THE SOUTH

葛覃  GE TAN
刈yì 濩huò 絺xī 綌yì 斁yì 薄污wù我私
Why does she want to go back to her home? Maybe her life is very hard, though she was hardworking, she didn’t get any respects. In this chapter, I think this woman was from a high ranking family, not like the propaganda from the government. Even though she is elite, but she also gets distresses.

卷耳    JUAN ER
寘zhì彼周行háng 陟彼崔嵬wéi 我馬虺huī隤tuí 我姑酌彼兕sì觥gōng 陟彼砠jū矣 我馬瘏tú矣 我僕痡fū矣
From 金罍, 兕觥, 僕, We can recognize she was from a rich family, the luxurious thing can not solve the problems about emotion, it’s also hard to hold a relationship.

樛木  JIU MU
南有樛jiū木 葛gé藟lei3纍之 福履綏suí之
It’s a song of blessing, why Confucius choose this song? In ancient times, women belonged to a big family, everything is hierarchical, it’s a dream map depicting by Rujia, women will get happiness from this family.

螽斯    ZHONG SI
螽zhōng斯羽 振振zhēn兮 繩繩min3兮 揖jí(集)揖兮
We can feel the praise of fruitful descendants.

桃夭   TAO YAO
有蕡fén其實
The lady will go to get a future home, it will order well for her family and his family. It’s also a utopian picture.

兔罝  TU JU
肅suō肅兔罝jū 公侯好仇qiú 公侯干gàn城
Loyalty is like rabbit nets. You are stick to your prince. Prince maybe is also imagery, you need to stick to your heart, your mission.

芣苡  FOU YI
采采芣fou3苡 薄言捋luō之 薄言袺jié之 薄言襭xié之.
It’s a picture of laboring, depicting every step in a process, why they need to write down these steps? Maybe it’s their lifestyle, even in a rich family, they don’t have any other activities need to do, so they just need to gather plantains.

漢廣  HAN GUANG
翹翹qiáo錯薪 言秣mò其馬
In this chapter, there is a man takes to a girl but cannot get her, he just feels depressed. The girl will go to get a future home, the rule and Li make people live in harmony.

汝墳  RU FEN
惄nì如調zhōu飢 魴fāng魚赬chēng尾 伐其條肆yì
The Lady was waiting for her husband, she was hungry, the morals and education affect their people.

麟之趾  LIN ZHI ZHI
Lin refers to the nobleman, it teach them how to be kind and full of morals. In ancient times, nobles are educated and respected.

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