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This strikes me as much more akin to a song than a poem. Other than that is hard to add much in the way of an editorial comment to lines as perfect as this.

Flower Without Flower
by Bai Ju Yi

Flower without flower
Mist without mist
At midnight arriving
As Heaven's light dims

Dream of springtime fresh
But how long will it remain
A cloud lingers until dawn
Then disperses without a trace



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