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  Summer 2012
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Late Autumn Sent to a Gentleman at Wu-ch'ang

Four poems of Kuan Hsiu (832-912)

J. P. Seaton

Heard you're at War-bright Town, living by the River:

Cypress withers, locust rots, in these wartime winds.

I know you're addicted to poetry still: the drug you crave
is hard to come by in a place like that.

Take this: frost sparkle and reed flowers, in bright moonlight.