Sail on a river, write a poem for a friend faraway
Author: Bai Li(AD701-AD762, Tang Dynasty)
Translator: Lei Fan 2017 in Chicago
Hollow a giant tree from ancient time, make it a boat,
The long hull spans hundred feet.
Hasty wind blows the thin topsail,
By sunset we are thousand miles apart.
Blush after drinking has not yet faded,
I already become a stranger at a remote land.
Already start to long for you dreadfully,
Wistfully I watch the verdant river flows.