CHINESE POETRY SAMPLER: TOWN LIFE

Sun's in the East,

her loveliness

Comes here

To undress.

Twixt door and screen

at moonrise

I hear

Her departing sighs.

ALITER

Rabbit goes soft-foot, pheasant's caught,

I began life with too much elan,

Troubles come to a bustling man.

"Down Oh, and give me a bed!"

Rabbit soft-foot, pheasant's in trap,

I began life with a flip and flap,

Then a thousand troubles fell on my head,

"If I could only sleep like the dead!"

Rabbit goes soft-foot, pheasant gets caught.

A youngster was always rushin' round,

Troubles crush me to the ground.

I wish I could sleep and...

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