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2019.12.29 12:16

A Gentle Wind by Fu Hsüan (died a.d. 278).

A gentle wind fans

the calm night:
A bright moon shines on the high tower.
A voice whispers, but no one answers when I call:
A shadow stirs, but no one comes when I beckon.
The kitchen-man brings in a dish of lentils:
Wine is there, but I do not fill my cup.
Contentment with poverty is Fortune’s best gift:
Riches and Honour are the handmaids of Disaster.
Though gold and gems by the world are sought and prized,
To me they seem no more than weeds or chaff.
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  • 秦婷兰 2019.12.29 12:54

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    This is a bit like an impressionist picture oil painting.
  • Kazy 2019.12.29 14:22

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    Thank you. Your reading of this poem really resonated with me😌
  • 李南Anon 2019.12.30 02:34

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    Riches and Honour are the handmaids of Disaster, is the same as that of ancient Chinese saint Lao Tzu

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