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Li Po

(701-762 / Chu / Kazakhstan)

Leaving White King City


White King City I left at dawn
in the morning-glow of the clouds;
The thousand miles to Chiang-ling
we sailed in a single day.
On either shore the gibbons' chatter
sounded without pause
While my light boat skimmed past
ten thousand sombre crags.

Submitted: Tuesday, December 31, 2002

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