Su Tung-po

(1037 - 1101 / China)

On the birth of his son


Families, when a child is born
Want it to be intelligent.
I, through intelligence,
Having wrecked my whole life,
Only hope the baby will prove
Ignorant and stupid.
Then he will crown a tranquil life
By becoming a Cabinet Minister.

Submitted: Wednesday, April 07, 2010

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