„In the mountains a night of rain,
And above the trees a hundred springs.“

—  Wang Wei, As quoted in Lin Yutang's My Country and My People (1936), p. 247
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Wang Wei
poète, musicien, peintre et homme d'État de la dynastie Tang 699 - 759

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With wind it drifts in all through the night.
Silently it's drenching everything in sight.“

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—  Pablo Neruda, Twenty Love Poems and a Song of Despair
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