Wednesday, March 07, 2007

Brain functioning

Brain once again able to function. Ah, so nice. Now, if only I can stay healthy for a while. Maybe eat more vegetables or something.

So you remember I had this random theory of utter geekery about the similarity of ancient Chinese poets and contemporary musicians, rappers etc?

Well, let's put this to the test shall we? I have an excellent candidate. Qu Yuan 屈原, arguably the first Chinese poet of note. He was originally a court official who was exiled and eventually threw himself into a river and drowned. Before he did, he wrote a series of exceptionally long dense poems with lots of mythological references, apparently these are veiled metaphors to his country's political situation.


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