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sounds like a painting

The Chinese poet Ou-yang Hsiu pens a poem entitled Fisherman, which brings to the mind's eye a typical Chinese painting of his time:

'The wind blows the line out from his fishing pole. In a straw hat and grass cape the fisherman Is invisible in the long reeds. In the fine spring rain it is impossible to see very far And the mist rising from the water has hidden the hills.'

Quoted Bamber Gascoigne The Treasures and Dynasties of China, Cape 1973, page 139

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