The Sand by Wan 1 Creek

Li, Yu [ 李煜 ]   (937 A.D.-978 A.D.)

    I feel as if I am a candle in the wind 2 or a grass seed drifting in the air 3. Only in my dreams may I return home. When I desire to search for my old palace, I lament that my people there have been replaced. God makes reality contradictory to one's wishes.

    Seen from the gazebo by Waiting for the Moonrise Pool, the water flows away in vain. The light of the setting sun spread all over Shade-blossom Tower. Even though I will become tearful when I gaze into my home country, I still ascend the tower.

1 Wan means "wash".

2 A candle in the wind may extinguish in a second.

3 This is because he was a captive and was taken away from his homeland.