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Ancient Classics -> Book of Poetry -> Minor odes of the kingdom -> Decade Of Lu Ming -> Cai Wei -> 3.1

Let us gather the thorn-ferns, let us gather the thorn-ferns;
The thorn-ferns are now hard.
When shall we return? When shall we return?
The year will be in the tenth month.
But the king's business must not be slackly performed;
We shall have no leisure to rest.
Our sorrowing hearts are in great distress;
But we shall not return from our expedition.

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