Three Poems for My Nephew Guan Zhen who will join the army, No.1
Author: Bai Li(AD701-AD762, Tang Dynasty)
Translator: Lei Fan 2016 in Chicago
Joining army likes gambling, you will bet your way up with good lucks.
Tossing chips onto the golden plate, listen to million throwsters cheer.
To server the emperor with your life, as your stakes,
Remember to cut off barbarian’s heads, return with your splendour armor.