Monday, November 14, 2011
Li Yu (937-978)
How Can a Man Escape Life's Sorrow and Regret? (Midnight Song)
How can a man escape life's sorrow and regret?
What limit is there to my solitary grief?
I returned to my homeland in a dream,
As I awakened, I shed two tears.
Who now will climb up those high towers,
I remember those clear autumn scenes.
Those past events have lost their meaning,
They disappear as in a dream.