from Cold Mountain Poems of Han Shan: 3

What makes a young man grieve
he grieves to see his hair turn white
besides that what makes him grieve
he grieves to see the day draw near
he goes to stay on Taishan
or leaves to guard Peimang
how can I bear to speak these words
these words pain an old man

translated by Red Pine

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