Poems of Xue Tao
Ten Poems of Leaving: Bamboo Leaves Pavillion
Luxuriant new growth in four or five rows,
Often my sturdy joints have weathered autumn's frosts.
Now, just because my new shoots break your wall,
I cannot shade your jade pavillion any more.
Personally, I'd rather keep the bamboo and let the wall go. I've always been partial to bamboo. One year, I found a book of Japanese and Chinese kites. So I made bamboo and paper kites to fill my skies with.