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This is a simple and delightful poem from the early Tang poem imbued with heavy Daoist influence.

The Descent of Master Liu
by Chang Yueh

The Master descends
On a purple cloud
And invites me to join him
So the forest trembles
In the Palace of Spirit

Far far away I travel
With only a pair of magic slippers
Soaring without hindrance
Into the upper air



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