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First Line: You're not really hermits
Last Line: Aping those who shun the dust and wind
Alternate Author Name(s): Kanzan; Hanshan; Han-shan
Subject(s): Chinese Literature; Deception; Hermits

You're not really hermits
you just call yourselves recluses
they would never wear silk headgear
they prefer a hemp bandana
take the case of Ch'ao and Hsu
ashamed to serve Yao and Shun
you're like monkeys with those hats
aping those who shun the dust and wind

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