Even the sun’s days are numbered;
Why not write songs to dying stars?
For protection you buy bonds, pray;
Bankers, morticians, priests just smile.
by Wang Fanzhi
(Translated by Eugene Eoyang)
No one lives past a hundred;
Why not write immortal rhymes.
Forge iron to fence off evil—
Demons just watch: clap hands and laugh.
Photographs of Avebury Stone Circle by Eileen Lavery
Avebury Stone Circle http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/avebury/
Wang Fanzhi http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wang_Fanzhi
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