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Autumn Wind Song
by Li Bai


Autumn wind clear
Autumn moon bright
The fallen leaves
Gather and scatter
The crow on its perch
Is startled anew

We share the thought
Of seeing each other
Not knowing the day
Which gives the night
Its long hard edge





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