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    Billy Collins - Liu Yung

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    Liu Yung
    by Billy Collins (1941-)

    This poet of the Sung dynasty is so miserable.
    The wind sighs arouund the trees,
    a single swan passes overhead,
    and he is alone on the water in his skiff.

    If only he appreciated life
    in eleventh-century China as much as I do —
    no loud cartoons on television,
    no music from the ice cream truck,

    just the calls of elated birds
    and the steady flow of the water clock.