Speaking My Mind
Juan Chi (210-263)
When thirteen or fourteen, with high aspiration
I took delight in studying classics.
My plain clothes covered a heart of jade.
In morals I emulated Yan and Min*.
I looked from the window in all directions;
I climbed up mountains to greet what I expected.
Tombs and mounds on the hills,
Ten thousand ages passed in a single moment,
A thousand autumns, ten thousand days passed.
A glorious name is of no worth.
I occupy myself with the study of great books,
And now I laugh at my past folly.
* Yan and
Min were two well-known disciples of Confucius, who were
poor but highly praised for their virtue.
Frenezuma Filozofo Ĵŭan Ĝji de Hoŭ
Ruan Ji / Juan
Chi: Selected Bibliography
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