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China PoemsHangzhou is a nice city to leave with a smilecranes made it homepeople building more citylike they areantsthey kind of look like ants tooAnother year without roses, another year-on the runShangri-la, I laughsilly tourist photographHan Chinese in masksYunnan BluesTan khakis and-a Shangri-la of every town,in this landWade from Song of the Open Road

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China Poems

Hangzhou is a nice city to leave with a smile

cranes made it home
people building more city
like they are
they kind of look like ants too

Another year without

roses, another year-
on the run

Shangri-la, I laugh

silly tourist photograph
Han Chinese in masks

Yunnan Blues

Tan khakis and-
a Shangri-la of every town,
in this land

Wade from Song of the Open Road


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I am the founder and editor of Vagabond Journey. I’ve been traveling the world since 1999, through 91 countries. I am the author of the book, Ghost Cities of China and have written for The Guardian, Forbes, Bloomberg, The Diplomat, the South China Morning Post, and other publications. has written 3715 posts on Vagabond Journey. Contact the author.

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