The red cockatoo
Language: English after the Chinese (汉语 / 漢語)
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A red cockatoo.
Colour'd like the peach-tree blossom,
Speaking with the speech of men.
And they did to it what is always done
To the learned and eloquent.
They took a cage with stout bars
And shut it up inside.
Submitted by David K. Smythe
- a text in Chinese (汉语 / 漢語) by Bai Juyi (772 - 846), first published 820 [text unavailable]
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Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:58
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Word count: 47
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