I Met the Messenger on His Way to the Capital

Cen, Shen (717 A.D.-770 A.D.)

When I looked to the east,
The road home 1 stretched far into distance.
My tears kept falling until my sleeves were soaked.
On horseback we had no paper or brush pen.
I must rely on you to tell my family that I am fine.

1 Cen's home was in the capital.