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Approaching the Start of Civil Exams

Perhaps I was once a young Chinese scholar
approaching the start of civil exams,
my mind grown weary and sad from seclusion
with books on syntax and poetic style.

All that I knew were the mist-covered mountains
and sweet white blossoms of mountain apples
that grew in the valleys of my province.

But I had been gone over six years
busy with studies in the Heavenly City
empty and thin despite my work.

I showed my verses to an older poet
who told me a truth I longed to believe:
all knowledge is futile and barren
which does not open the love of your friends.
Jim Chapson Friendship Verses Sayings By Jim Chapson: Approaching the Start of Civil ExamsPerhaps I was once a young Chinese scholarapproaching the start
For one can live in friendship
With verses and with cards, with Plato and with wine,
And hide beneath the gentle cover of our playful pranks
A noble heart and mind.
Alexander Pushkin Friendship Verses Sayings By Alexander Pushkin: For one can live in friendshipWith verses and with cards, with Plato and with wine,And