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The Ch‘iu Chung Yu Ma; narrative. A woman longs for the presence of her lovers, who, she thinks, are detained from her by another woman.

1Where the hemp grows on the mound,
  There some one keeps Tsŭ-chieh;
  There some one keeps Tsŭ-chieh:—
Why comes not he to me with a bound?

2On the mound where grows the wheat,
  There some one keeps Tzŭ-kuo;
  There some one keeps Tzŭ-kuo:—
Why comes not he with me here to eat?

3On the mound plum trees have place.
  There some one keeps those youths;
  There some one keeps those youths:—
O for their chiu-stones girdle to grace!

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