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FORGIVENESS
by Chang Ai-ling (1920 - 1995)
English translation: Miao Guang

Out of love comes compassion,
and out of sympathy comes forbearance.


CAUSES ARISE AND CEASE
English translation: Zhi Yue

Remembering doesn’t make it forever,
Forgetting doesn’t mean it didn’t happen;
Causes arise, holding hands with you, gazing at the sky,
Causes cease, peach blossoms accompany me,
smiling in the spring breeze.

── from Chang Ai-ling De Qingcheng Wangshi (The Exceedingly Beautiful Past of Eileen Chang)