then the Governor of Changsha, Sun Jian, offered
未分类 / 2018年10月12日

then the Governor of Changsha, Sun Jian, offered himself for this service. “You are valiant and fierce, and equal to this service!” said Yuan Shao. the force under Sun Jian set out and presently came to River Si Pass. The guard there sent a swift rider to the capital to announce to the Prime Minister the urgency of the situation. Ever since Dong Zhuo had secured his position, he had given himself up to luxury without stint. When the urgent news reached Adviser Li Ru, he at once went to his master, who much alarmed called a GREat council. Lu Bu stood forth and said, “Do not fear, my father. I look upon all the lords beyond the Pass as so much stubble. And with the warriors of our fierce army, I will put everyone of them to death and hang their heads at the gates of the capital!” “With your aid I can sleep secure!” said Dong Zhuo. But someone behind Lu Bu broke in upon his speech, saying, “An ox-cleaver to kill a chicken! there is no need for the General to go: I will cut off their heads as easily as I would take a thing out…

I find you alone under falling petals.
未分类 / 2018年9月29日

I find you alone under falling petals. Wang Changling IN HER QUIET WINDOW Too young to have learned what sorrow means, Attired for spring, she climbs to her high chamber…. The new green of the street-willows is wounding her heart — Just for a title she sent him to war. Wang Changling A SONG OF THE SPRING PALACE Last night, while a gust blew peach-petals open And the moon shone high on the Palace Beyond Time, The Emperor gave Pingyang, for her dancing, Brocades against the cold spring-wind. Wang Han A SONG OF LIANGZHOU They sing, they drain their cups of jade, They strum on horseback their guitars. …Why laugh when they fall asleep drunk on the sand ? — How many soldiers ever come home? Li Bai A FAREWELL TO MENG HAORAN ON HIS WAY TO YANGZHOU You have left me behind, old friend, at the Yellow Crane Terrace, On your way to visit Yangzhou in the misty month of flowers; Your sail, a single shadow, becomes one with the blue sky, Till now I see only the river, on its way to heaven. Li Bai THROUGH THE YANGZI GORGES From the walls of Baidi high in the coloured…

I challenge what may come
未分类 / 2018年9月27日

I challenge what may come Cui Hao PASSING THROUGH HUAYIN Lords of the capital, sharp, unearthly, The Great Flower’s three points pierce through heaven. Clouds are parting above the Temple of the Warring Emperor, Rain dries on the mountain, on the Giant’s Palm. Ranges and rivers are the strength of this western gate, Whence roads and trails lead downward into China. …O pilgrim of fame, O seeker of profit, Why not remain here and lengthen your days? Zu Yong LOOKING TOWARD AN INNER GATE OF THE GREAT WALL My heart sank when I headed north from Yan Country To the camps of China echoing ith bugle and drum. …In an endless cold light of massive snow, Tall flags on three borders rise up like a dawn. War-torches invade the barbarian moonlight, Mountain-clouds like chairmen bear the Great Wall from the sea. …Though no youthful clerk meant to be a great general, I throw aside my writing-brush — Like the student who tossed off cap for a lariat, I challenge what may come. Li Qi A FAREWELL TO WEI WAN The travellers’ parting-song sounds in the dawn. Last night a first frost came over the river; And the crying of the…