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Friday, October 16, 2015

Delayed on the Road from Szechuan (by Chang Yueh)

This is one of my favorite Tang poems.  It really hits the Trifecta in terms of concision, beauty and great depth of meaning.

Delayed on the Road from Szechuan
by Chang Yueh

A traveler's heart races
Both sun and moon
Coming and going
Always making
Such intricate plans

Yet the autumn wind
Doesn't wait for anyone
It always arrives first
At Loyang's outer walls

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