from Chen-chou Quatrains by Wang Shih-chen: No. 1

At dawn I climb a river tower to its very highest storey,
The gentle and delicate look of departing sail is hard to bear.
The tide stretches a thousand yards below White Sands Pavilion;
Sending a homesick heart all the way back to Mo-ling.

translated by David Bryant

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