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Ts'ai Yen

  • That I can live long enough / To obtain one and only one desire — / That someday I can see again / The mulberry and catalpa trees of home.

    • Ts'ai Yen,
    • "Eighteen Verses Sung to a Tatar Reed Whistle" (c. 200 CE), in Joanna Bankier and Deirdre Lashgari, eds., Women Poets of the World ()

Ts'ai Yen, Chinese princess, poet

(177 CE - ?)