Three Poems for My Nephew Guan Zhen who will join the army, No.2
Author: Bai Li(AD701-AD762, Tang Dynasty)
Translator: Lei Fan 2017 in Chicago
Fighting on the battlefield of Long Xi with my eighteen feet serpent spear,
Bending the bow, holding the arrow, even the nimble white apes are scared and crying.
To fight the barbarians you need the enigmatic tactics documented in ‘Long Tao’,
Only then can we capture enemy’s armors piled as high as Mount. Xiong’er.