Songs from outside of Great Wall, No.1
Author: Bai Li(AD701-AD762, Tang Dynasty)
Translator: Lei Fan 2016 in Chicago
In May, we can still see snow lays over Mountain Tian,
No flowers can be found but only this frosty and desolate land.
Someone is playing flute, reminds me willows in my warm hometown,
Spring, however, just has not yet come.
We fight in dawn, accompanied by the roaring golden drums,
At night, we fall a sleep with the jade saddle in our arms.
I long to use the sword I carry,
Defeat any enemy like how we defeat King Krorän.
《塞下曲》六首其一 唐 • 李白