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TAOIST SONG, by                    
First Line: I will cast out wisdom and reject learning
Last Line: "my thoughts shall wander in the great void."
Subject(s): China - Middle Ages (600 B.c.- 618 A.d.)

I WILL cast out Wisdom and reject Learning.
My thoughts shall wander in the Great Void (bis)
Always repenting of wrongs done
Will never bring my heart to rest.
I cast my hook in a single stream;
But my joy is as though I possessed a Kingdom.
I loose my hair and go singing;
To the four frontiers men join in my refrain.
This is the purport of my song:
"My thoughts shall wander in the Great Void."

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