Five years with you in Nanjing
Was a dream of dragonflies.
The wutong trees, old stone walls
Uncaring have forgotten.
Jinling Landscape by Wei Zhuang
Rain drizzles on the river, grasses stand in even array.
The Six Dynasties gone like a dream, birds vainly sing.
Most heartless of all are the willows of the Imperial City,
Still as of old a misty cage along the three-mile dike.
Jinling is one of the ancient names for Nanjing.
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