A LONG CLIMB
In a sharp gale from the wide sky apes are whimpering，
Birds are flying homeward over the clear lake and white sand，
Leaves are dropping down like the spray of a waterfall，
While I watch the long river always rolling on.
I have come three thousand miles away. Sad now with autumn
And with my hundred years of woe， I climb this height alone.
Ill fortune has laid a bitter frost on my temples，
Heart-ache and weariness are a thick dust in my wine.