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Tune "Phoenix Hairpin"
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The Garden of Shen
Tune :"Phoenix Hairpin"
---Lu You


Pink Hands so fine ,
Gold2branded wine ,
Spring paints the willows green
palace walls can’t confine.
East wind unfair ,
Happy times rare.
In my heart sad thoughts throng ;
We’ve severed for years long.
Wrong , wrong , wrong !
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A SIGH FROM A STAIRCASE OF JADE
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Folk-song-styled-verse
A SIGH FROM A STAIRCASE OF JADE
---Li Bai


Her jade-white staircase is cold with dew;
Her silk soles are wet, she lingered there so long....
Behind her closed casement, why is she still waiting,
Watching through its crystal pane the glow of the autumn moon?

乐府  玉阶怨
---李白

玉阶生白露, 夜久侵罗袜。
却下水晶帘, 玲珑望秋月。
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THE SUMMER PALACE
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Five-character-quatrain
THE SUMMER PALACE
---Yuan Zhen


In the faded old imperial palace,
Peonies are red, but no one comes to see them....
The ladies-in-waiting have grown white-haired
Debating the pomps of Emperor Xuanzong.

五言绝句   行宫
---元稹


寥落古行宫, 宫花寂寞红。
白头宫女在, 闲坐说玄宗。
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BY THE PURPLE CLIFF
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Seven-character-quatrain
BY THE PURPLE CLIFF
---Du Mu

On a part of a spear still unrusted in the sand
I have burnished the symbol of an ancient kingdom....
Except for a wind aiding General Zhou Yu,
Spring would have sealed both Qiao girls in CopperBird Palace.
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ON THE EVE OF GOVERNMENT EXAMINATIONS
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Seven-character-quatrain
ON THE EVE OF GOVERNMENT EXAMINATIONS TO SECRETARY ZHANG
---Zhu Qingyu

Out go the great red wedding-chamber candles.
Tomorrow in state the bride faces your parents.
She has finished preparing; she asks of you meekly
Whether her eyebrows are painted in fashion.

七言绝句   近试上张水部
---朱庆余


洞房昨夜停红烛, 待晓堂前拜舅姑。
妆罢低声问夫婿, 画眉深浅入时无。
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SONG OF LIANGZHOU
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Seven-character-quatrain
A SONG OF LIANGZHOU
---Wang Han

They sing, they drain their cups of jade,
They strum on horseback their guitars.
...Why laugh when they fall asleep drunk on the sand ? --
How many soldiers ever come home?
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