Wednesday, August 4, 2010


The other day I came across this Chinese poem. I played it for Blockette and she got the biggest kick out of it. I'm pretty sure that she is going to talk in Shhh's for the rest of the day.

In case you are wondering, here is the English translation (per Wiki):

Lion-Eating Poet in the Stone Den
In a stone den was a poet Shi, who was a lion addict, and had resolved to eat ten.
He often went to the market to look for lions.
At ten o'clock, ten lions had just arrived at the market.
At that time, Shi had just arrived at the market.
He saw those ten lions, and using his trusty arrows, caused the ten lions to die.
He brought the corpses of the ten lions to the stone den.
The stone den was damp. He asked his servants to wipe it.
After the stone den was wiped, he tried to eat those ten lions.
When he ate, he realized that these ten lions were in fact ten stone lion corpses.
Try to explain this matter.

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