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THE POEMS OF COLD MOUNTAIN: 14, by                     Poet's Biography
First Line: A master of the brush and the sword
Last Line: What's left isn't worth saying
Alternate Author Name(s): Kanzan; Hanshan; Han-shan
Subject(s): Aging; Calligraphy; Chinese Literature; Swords


A master of the brush and the sword
met three illustrious lords
in the East his advice was ignored
in the West his valor wasn't honored
he mastered the brush and the sword
he mastered the sword and the brush
today now that he's old
what's left isn't worth saying





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