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Harriet Monroe, ed. (1860–1936).  Poetry: A Magazine of Verse.  1912–22.
On Seeing Swallows in His Prison-cell
By Arthur Waley, trans.
From “Chinese Poems”

Wang Tzu-tuan—Thirteenth Century

YOU laugh at my clumsiness in falling into the trap of disaster.
I sigh at your thoughtlessness in entering my round window.
The falling leaves are blown and soaked by the east wind and rain;
But you could have sheltered easily enough under the eaves of any roof.

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