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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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