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Chinese poem illustration: 金缕衣/ Golden Thread Suit by Anonymous

金缕衣

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A pop song with the real virtue of Tang people: Just Do It! Not like the later generations, Chinese would prefer thinking triple times before doing( 三思而后行) .

The poem was also deeply related to a legendary woman Du Qiu(杜秋or杜秋娘), She often sung this song to her lord. Her life story was still known today because one the very famous poem, Song of Mrs. Du Qiu(杜秋娘诗) by Du Mu(杜牧). It was somewhat comparable to the famous phrase: Veni, vidi, vici, but from the angle of an average people. All in all, both could only be seen in a prosperous and strong empire.

金缕衣
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劝君莫惜金缕衣,
劝君惜取少年时。
花开堪折直须折,
莫待无花空折枝。

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