The Magic Carpet Magazine/Volume 3/Issue 1/The Nanking Road

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The Nanking Road  (1933) 
by Frank Owen

Nanking Road

By Hung Long Tom

On the Nanking Road
The whole world walks,
A thoroughfare to which
All wanderers come
To stroll in dreams
Upon the ground
Made eloquent
By countless ancestors.
Arab or Turk,
Armenian or Kurd,
All become brothers
On the Nanking Road.
Wayfarers all
Caught in a golden spell.

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