A poem gifted to Chu Sima who lives in Liyang
Author: Bai Li(AD701-AD762, Tang Dynasty)
Translator: Lei Fan 2016 in Chicago
Aged parents are sitting in the north hall,
You served them well, the room was illuminated by your filial piety.
First you danced with your young kid, their grandkid,
Then you put on the colorful dresses,
To amuse the elderlies, you imitated the infant cry,
You drank, but still able to ride a horse home under the moonlight.
What kind of happiness you have, my friend,
Such merriment can hardly be found on earth!