For both sides of the strait with so many loves and hates
The Chu River has sobbed and wept.
Elephants, cannons, rooks and knights
Will never satisfy the desire of warlords.
All fields connected
Can’t hold thousands of troops;
Always from officers and soldiers
Blood dark red was shed.
One or two shouts
Make the war fire burning more fiercely,
Not a single piece of armour left.
The dusty head and face
Look like deserted fields
Where Zi, Wu, Yin, Chou,
All in a mess,
With Heavenly Stems and Earthly Branches.
The Yin and Yang in the eight trigrams
Are like the mountain breezes
Blowing out brilliant opportunities
Like mountain flowers
Blooming on the face of the prayers.
Heaven and earth
On the compass
Turn like fogs and clouds.
Fortunes are misfortunes.
* 1.Zi, Wu, Yin, Chou （子午寅丑） and Heavenly Stems and Earthly Branches （天干地支） are some units of time and days in Chinese lunar calendar, often used in traditional Chinese fortune telling. 2.The Yin and Yang in the eight trigrams（阴阳八卦）are phenomena, elements or factors in traditional Chinese philosophy, that can change all things in the world.
Through two thousand years,
to see me he comes.
Through two thousand years,
to see him I go.
I exclaim aloud: miracle!
He opens his eyes wide, asking me:
Sha (what) “miracle”?
Er (I) don’t know!
* “Sha” and “Er” are the features of the dialect in Xi’an(西安)
Traditional Chinese Medicine
Between Yin and Yang
Of Mount Huangshan
Wanders Yellow Emperor
Bian, Zhang, Hua, Sun, and Li
The Five Elements and Six Qi of Huashan.
Qigong and acupuncture
Are pulsating with
The mystery of E Mei Shan.
Tranquility and void
Upbear the beauty of Lushan.
Harmony between man and nature
The charm of Mount Tai Shan.
Have all the herbs
On Luo Fushan
A bottle gourd of medicine
Is still being hung to help people.
Looking, listening, smelling, questioning and feeling the pulse
Help to circulate well
The Essence, spirit and Qi of
Yangtze and Yellow River.
1.Bian, Zhang, Hua, Sun, and Li: Bian Que(扁鹊), Zhang Zhongjing(张仲景), Hua Tuo(华佗), Sun Simiao(孙思邈)and Li Shizhen(李时珍)were the most famous doctors in ancient China.
2. Yin and Yang:Yin(阴)and Yang(阳)are the two opposing principles in nature, the former feminine and negative while the latter masculine and positive.
3.Qi: Traditional Chinese medicine holds that Qi is one of the basic substances that constitute the human body and maintain its life activities.
4.Huangshan(黄山), Huashan(华山), E Meishan(峨眉山), Lushan(庐山)and Taishan(泰山)are five of the most famous mountains in China.
5.Yellow Emperor(黄帝)is a legendary ruler of remote ancestor of the Chinese nation,who is also famous for the first existing medical classic in China: Huangdi Nei Jng黄帝内经.
6.Qigong(气功)is a kind of exercise method that promotes the coordination of physiological function through self psychological adjustment.
7.Shennongjia(神农架)is believed to be an area for Emperor Yan, the first ancestor of China, to collect hundreds of herbs and save people’s lives.
8.Luofu Shan(罗浮山), is a mountain where Ge Hong(葛洪), a famous pharmacist in ancient China, once lived and saved people’s lives with the medicine he made.
High Mountains with Water Flowing
On the strings of the Guqin.
In Tang Poetry
Tower high mountains;
In Song Ci water flows slowly murmuring.
All turn into clouds
Chasing the moon
With souls forever far roaming…
* high mountains with water flowing（高山流水）: Chinese Guqin music, one of the top ten ancient music pieces in China