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Jiu Bian and Song Yu Bei Qiu #5:
Phoenixes soar high in the sky (poem 5, line 10)


(02.40 to 03.22 in the recording)

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Craftsmen don't follow the rules, riders select bad horses, and common birds cling to the ground: only the phoenix soars high. With neglectful rulers, all the skilled and virtuous suffer. But I suffer more because I was once treated kindly.

View Illustration 6 (at 03.22 of the recording)

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