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VISITING ZHONG ZHEN TEMPLE AT THE SOUTH PAVILION, SAW THE NEW LIST OF THOSE WHO PASSED THE CIVIL SERVICE EXAM.

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 Like a blast of sun released from the cliffs
After rain
          The dazzle.
On the panel
Names of candidates
Ticked with silver arrows
          Each one alive
At one's fingertips
So I read.
& how I hate the clothes
I stand in
The cloth they are made of.
      They cover up much.
A woman's poems too
Are something to hide?
Poetry alas
& much more besides.
  --Lifting my head again
I went through
The list of names
With plain envy.
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Author:Yu Xuanji
Publication:Chicago Review
Article Type:Poem
Date:Jun 22, 2018
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