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I find it pretty hard to read this poem without a sense of how extraordinary it is, that it was written in China during the 9th century and not France during the 19th century.

At the World's Other End
by Li Shang Yin

Another spring day
At the world's other end
At the end of the world
In the sun's slanting rays

The nightingale cries
At the end of the day
Her tears moisten the petals
On the flower's highest stem



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