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Hou Yi Shooting the Sun
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THE ARROW AND THE SONG I shot an arrow into the air,
It fell to earth, I knew not where;
For, so swiftly it flew, the sight
Could not follow it in its flight.

I breathed a song into the air,
It fell to earth, I knew not where;
For who has sight so keen and strong,
That it can follow the flight of song?

Long, long afterward, in an oak
I found the arrow, still unbroke;
And the song, from beginning to end,
I found again in the heart of a friend.

Did You Know?
The first line of the poem was used as the title for an episode of the "Twilight Zone."
The world's first manned space mission goes awry, stranding the crew on an apparent asteroid that is desolate and waterless.

Click on link to watch the episode:
http://www.cbs.com/classics/the_twilight_zone/video/index.php?pid=Xrti0hqYx_9GMcUPapMBLNGdssjAg0fm