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《采苹 - Cai Ping》

English translation: James Legge [?] Library Resources
1 采苹:
Cai Ping:
She gathers the large duckweed,
By the banks of the stream in the southern valley.
She gathers the pondweed,
In those pools left by the floods.

2 采苹:
Cai Ping:
She deposits what she gathers,
In her square baskets and round ones
She boils it,
In her tripods and pans.

3 采苹:
Cai Ping:
She sets forth her preparations,
Under the window in the ancestral chamber.
Who superintends the business?
It is [this] reverent young lady.

URN: ctp:book-of-poetry/cai-ping