Yao Shouzhong


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1. The Ox's Grievance 8/17/2012

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The Ox's Grievance

By nature slow and stupid,
I lived in Misty Village doing farm work.
Ugly I was, but painters came to paint me.
In Apricot Village,
In Peach Glade Fields,
There were spring winds;
Beyond the scattered trees the sun went down.
I carried a flute playing boy home on my back.

I loved spring plowing in the green fields,
A single plow by the rainy river.
Then I harrowed and was whipped along.
I suffered from my masters,
Suffered,
Suffered!
Through driving winds and beating rain,
Bitter cold and boiling heat.
From morning fog to evening ...

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