On The Birth Of His Son.
Families, when a child is born,
Want it to be intelligent.
I, through intelligence,
Having wrecked my whole life,
Only hope the baby will prove
Ignorant and stupid.
Then he will crown a tranquil life
By becoming a Cabinet Minister.
Now, I can not resist the temptation...
Roughly when was that little poem written, and where?
Answer - posted 6 Dec
Su Shi (Su Tungpo) 1037-1101) China (obviously)
Quoted translation taken from "The Art Of China" - Jason Steuber.