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THE POEMS OF COLD MOUNTAIN: 7, by             Poet's Biography
First Line: A moth-browed girl in town
Last Line: The hibiscus can't bear cold
Alternate Author Name(s): Kanzan; Hanshan; Han-shan
Subject(s): Chinese Literature; Girls; Lutes; Singing & Singers; Songs


A moth-browed girl in town
how her pendants chime
teasing a parrot before the flowers
playing a lute beneath the moon
her singing echoes for months
thousands watch her briefest dance
but surely this won't last
the hibiscus can't bear cold





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