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A Drink in the Night
by Chang Yueh

A cold wind blows
The hard driving rain
Rustling the night air
So the forest trembles

Tonight we feast
In the main hall
In the first month
Of the New Year

Perhaps with the wine
We may forget for a while
The passing of our best years

Among brothers in arms
It's fit that we dance
With our double edged swords
While on border watch
The flute plays long

Without the chance
Of this remote command
Never would I have known
Such deep abiding grace



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