Meditate Under the Moon
Tune: Joy of Eternal Union
The river lends his mirror to the moon,
Meticulously enjoys every smile and frown
Of her beautiful shadow.
Water ripples like silver waves in moonlight,
Dances elegantly with white silk.
The two moons in river and sky rival in beauty.
Reclining on cloud pillows,
The moon witnesses how humans easily get old
Quietly for thousands of years.
No nectar can be shared arbitrarily however,
To prevent humans’ hair
From turning white like snow.
Nowadays only few people know
Where the divine garden is.
Dream of riding Dragon and Phoenix
With the Emperor Shun,
Never thinking of the road to fame.
The lively palace of Li Yu,
The romantic court of Meng Chang,
Were illuminated by the same moon.
While immersed in bustling joys,
Time was surreptitiously stolen.
Ruminate on the Past on a Hilltop
Tune: Prelude to Water Melody
The grass was coated
With new green layers.
The slanting sun overflows
Like red pomegranate blossoms.
In a trance,
Heard the golden drums;
To find the hero’s bow,
Walked a thousand miles.
Will not be afraid,
Even if thousands of mountains in front.
Just take out the divine arrows,
Valiantly like Hou Yi,
To shoot down all invaders and monsters.
Talk about the dream of great achievements like joke;
Forget about fame like the river flows east.
There were such men in history
Never afraid of persecution.
Although seven-foot bodies were lost,
One-inch faithful hearts remained.
There was one hero
Courageously taking up the heavy burden,
Entering the deserted borderland alone,
And selflessly spending life in recovering Liaodong,
The lost land
That he only concerned about.
Their righteousness, if remains now,
Perhaps is shining in the sunset glow.