The Fifteenth Song
The tempo of fifteenth song wends apace
Like th' ire surgeth in my chest, yet who could ken?
I went with th’ flow in this barbaric place,
Oh heaven let me come back home again.
For which I’m grateful, yet huants me my yen,
Alas, no sympathy the sun and moon have expressed.
How could chicks be parted from their dame-hen
Like stars in the east and stars in the west
Apart from each other in th’ outerspace?
Are you alive or not? Where e'er could I ye trace?
Tr. Xiao Cao