John Heaton (jheaton) wrote,
John Heaton
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Poet's Corner: On the Birth of his Son

On the Birth of his Son

Families, when a child is born
Want it to be intelligent.
I, through intelligence,
Having wrecked my whole life,
Only hope the baby will prove
Ignorant and stupid.
Then he will crown a tranquil life
By becoming a Cabinet Minister.

Su Shi (1037 – 1101)

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