Vernacular Chinese Poem

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The following excerpt is from a poem , written in vernacular  Chinese by Hu Shih

Hu is widely recognized today as a key contributor to Chinese liberalism and                              language reform in his advocacy for the use of written vernacular Chinese.

Vernacular Chinese Poem


Shān fēng chuī luàn de chuāngzhǐ shàng de sōng hén,


chuī bú sàn wǒ xīntóu de rényǐng.

The mountain wind has creased the window paper,

but hasn’t blown away your picture from my mind.