by Tu Fu (712 - 770)
Translation © by Vikram Seth (b. 1952)

春望
Language: Chinese (中文) 
国破山河在
城春草木深
感时花溅泪
恨别鸟惊心
烽火连三月
家书抵万金
白头搔更短
浑欲不胜簪

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Spring Scene in Time of War
Language: English  after the Chinese (中文) 
The state lies ruined; hills and streams survive
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