Thursday, March 29, 2007

Something else to worry about ...

... Beware the poetic politician. (Hat tip, Rus Bowden.)

Some French diplomats - Paul Claudel and Saint-John Perse - were certainly good. But I wonder if even they reached the level of Wang An-Shih:

The burner is out of incense the dripping has almost stopped
the wind comes in gusts the cold in waves
springtime disturbs me and keeps me from sleep
the moon casts shadow flowers on the balustrade

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