Nanjing étude 2 untitled (Even the sun’s days are numbered) by AGG & 王梵志

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.

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無題詩
王梵志

世無百年人,
强作千年詩;
打鐵作門限,
鬼見拍手笑。

Untitled Poem
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

Depth Charge:
Avebury Stone Circle http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/avebury/
Wang Fanzhi http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wang_Fanzhi
http://www.sevenpillarshouse.org/poetry/five_poems_by_wang_fanzhi/

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