Ed Team

Valentine's Day Quote

Filed By Ed Team | February 14, 2007 6:43 AM | comments

Filed in: Gay Icons and History, Quote of the Day
Tags: Chinese gays and lesbians, gay history, inspirational, love, Valentine's Day

In days of old there were many blossom boys -
An Ling and Long Yang.
Young peach and plum blossoms,
Dazzling with glorious brightness.
Joyful as nine springtimes;
Pliant as if bowed by autumn frost.
Roving glances gave rise to beautiful seductions;
Speech and laughter expelled fragrance.
Hand in hand they shared love's rapture,
Sharing coverlets and bedclothes.
Couples of birds in flight,
Paired wings soaring.
Cinnabar and green pigments record a vow:
"I'll never forget you for all eternity".
-- Chinese poet Ruan Ji, 210-263 He is remembered as being one of the "Seven Sages of the Bamboo Grove." Of the seven sages, Xi Kang was especially close to Ruan Ji; their relationship was described as "stronger than metal and fragrant as orchids".


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