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Rainstorm on Nov. 4
by Lu You, translated from Chinese by Wikisource
translated by Dream Home, User:Dreambackhome, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lu_You, 2007

This poem was written when Lu was retired and old, but it shines with his patriotism and vivid depiction of the fighting scenes in the North.

僵卧孤村不自哀,尚思为国戍轮台。 夜阑卧听风吹雨,铁马冰河入梦来。

I slept stiff and alone in a lonely village without feeling self-pity. I am still thinking of fighting for my country. Deep into the night I lie down and hear the wind blowing the rain. The armored horses and the ice river came into my dream.

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This work was published before January 1, 1924, and is in the public domain worldwide because the author died at least 100 years ago.

 
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