The Song of Midnight

Li, Yu [ 李煜 ]   (937 A.D.-978 A.D.)

    How can humans avoid sufferings? How unbearable it is when I am overwhelmed by sorrow! I visited my home country again in my dream. When I awoke, two lines of tears were streaming down my face. I remember that I used to gaze into the distance on a sunny autumn day. Now who dares accompany me to ascend a tower? The past has been reduced to nothing like my dreams.