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THE POEMS OF COLD MOUNTAIN: 49, by                     Poet's Biography
First Line: Things all have their uses
Last Line: Will never match a crippled cat
Alternate Author Name(s): Kanzan; Hanshan; Han-shan
Subject(s): Chinese Literature; Usefullness


Things all have their uses
and each use has its place
but if a use gets lost
it's absent and deficient too
a round hole and square handle
such things alas won't work
a racehorse used to catch a rat
will never match a crippled cat





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