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Harriet Monroe, ed. (1860–1936).  Poetry: A Magazine of Verse.  1912–22.
A Recluse
By Florence Ayscough and Amy Lowell, trans.
From “Chinese Written Wall Pictures”

Wang Chang-ling—Tenth Century

A COLD rain blurs the edges of the river.
Night enters Wu.
In the level brightness of dawn
I saw my friend start alone for the Ch’u mountain.
I gave him this message for my friends and relations:        5
My heart is a piece of ice in a jade cup.

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