From Poems of the Masters: China's Classic Anthology of T'ang and Sung Dynasty Verse.
"Written on a Wall" - Author Unknown
A pile of dry rushes in total disarray
suddenly lights the sky and suddenly gone
no match for a stove full of old stump wood
slowly steadily giving off heat
Great book with even greater analysis:
"...When Ssu-ma Kuang (1019-1086) saw this poem there, he wrote "Don't erase this poem," then added: "When you're climbing a mountain, if you walk slowly, you won't become exhausted. And if you keep your feet on solid ground, you won't get hurt."
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