Song of the Army
Author: Bai Li(AD701-AD762, Tang Dynasty)
Translator: Lei Fan 2016 in Chicago
General mounts a white jaded saddle onto his red steed.
After battle, only thing left on the battlefield, is the desolate moonlight.
The reverberation of the iron drum can still be heard from the fortress,
General’s golden blade, still in its scabbard, with blood on it, warm and wet.