another translation by Mary Tang from the Chinese on her blog Life is But This
Ma Dai (799 -869) was a Tang Dynasty poet whose work was included in the famous anthology Three Hundred Tang Poems of the eighteenth century.
At an Old Friend’s Grave by Ma Dai
I remember your burial like yesterday
The tree by your grave has grown tall
Knowing of those who will follow you
All efforts by every man will be in vain
(c) Mary Tang 鄧許文蘭 2017