AT LUNG-HSING TEMPLE, PAYING SAD RESPECTS AT THE PLACE WHERE MASTER SHAO-LING STAYED FOR A TIME

Heartland in strife and turmoil,
      robbed of its age-long peace,
battle fires, barbarian dust
      spreading to the two captials—
old official of the imperial retinue,
      ten thousand miles away,
came here when skies were cold,
      heard the sound of the river.


Lu Yu (tr. Burton Watson)