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This poem is taken from Poetry Nation 1 Number 1, 1973.

Chinese Dream Jonathan Galassi
CHINESE DREAM

Then the Chairman
took me by the hand:
'Everyone

is rehabilitable.'
He made a gesture.
'Give him four seasons

a man will learn
he loves this land.
Let him discover it

hold it up to the light
watch it move.
The earth is a mirror

our fathers made
working it
as we do now.'

The fields surrounded us
the four horizons.
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