ON THE GATE-TOWER AT YOUZHOU
I had always heard of Lake Dongting ——
And now at last I have climbed to this tower.
With Wu country to the east of me and Chu to the south，
I can see heaven and earth endlessly floating.
……But no word has reached me from kin or friends.
I am old and sick and alone with my boat.
North of this wall there are wars and mountains ——
And here by the rail how can I help crying？