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September 08, 2011


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I wish I knew one other language well enough to try translating something. It appears to be a very creative and revealing process. Thank you for sharing what it is like for you. I love that something that is a colloquialism for "red beans" in Chinese also means to be thinking of each other. That is, indeed, very cool. Thanks, Martin.

should be:
In Spring its branches are filled with pods. instead of
In Autumn its branches are filled with pods.

I like your translation of
Drinking Alone Under the Moon.

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