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Harriet Monroe, ed. (1860–1936).  Poetry: A Magazine of Verse.  1912–22.
Answering Vice-prefect Chang
By Witter Bynner and Kiang Kung-hu, trans.
From “Poems by Wang Wei”
From the Chinese

AS the years go by, give me but peace,
Freedom from ten thousand matters.
I ask myself and always answer,
What can be better than coming home?
A wind from the pine-trees blows my sash,        5
And my lute is bright with the mountain-moon.
You ask me about good and evil?…
Hark, on the lake there’s a fisherman singing!

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