Five Poems on My Way of Exile. No.2
Author: Bai Li(AD701-AD762, Tang Dynasty)
Translator: Lei Fan 2017 in Chicago
Some give their official ranks up, flee like Yin Cui,
Some take the oath to the new master like Lin Li.
I made up my mind, erased the gloom from my face,
Cut our clothes short to look like those invading tribes,
We chose to step onto the path leads us to Chang’an.