Chinese Poems (Unesco Collection of Representative Works :, Chinese Series)

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We grasp our battles-spears we don our breast-plates of hide. The axles of our chariots touch [those of the enemy] our short swords meet. Standards obscure the sun the foe roll up like clouds. Arrows fall thick: the warriors press forward. They menace our ranks they break our line. The left hand trace-horse is dead the one on the right is smitten. The fallen horses block our wheels: they impede the yoke-horses.

They grasp their jade drum-sticks: they beat the sounding drums. Heaven decrees their fall the dread powers are wroth.

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Text: English, Chinese (translation)

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