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Post a Poem
I'll start out with this one:

Setting brush to paper has always been hard
because I want perfection:
Each poem I'll change a thousand times
before I am content.
The matron, it seems, continues to act
like an adolescent girl --
until her hair is perfectly combed
no one's allowed to look.

In snow and mud the goose leaves prints
then flies off hurriedly.
Catching sight, it's hard to keep
my old eyes from reddening;
A letter from my family, written sixty years past,
suddenly falls floating from the pages of my book.

Become an immortal? Become a Buddha?
-- It's all so hard to tell!
I'll just go and transform again
in the Creator's furnace.
But if I do appear before the Emperor of Jade,
I'll ask, "Now, really, beyond the sky,
is there another sky?"


It's a Chinese poem from the Ching dynasty, although I've forgotten the author's name.
2012 Sep 10 17:17
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