Bai Juyi: Hawks Send Gifts to the Cranes

Hawks Send Gifts to the Cranes

鸢 赠 鹤
君 夸 名 鹤 我 名 鸢、
君 叫 闻 天 我 唳 天。
更 有 与 君 相 似 处
饥 来 一 种 啄 腥 膻。
Yuan Zeng He

Jun kua ing he wo ming yuan
Jun jiao wen tian wo li tian.
Geng you yu jun xiang si chu
Ji lai yi zhong zhuo xing shan.

 

Hawks Send Gifts to the Cranes

You boast of being a well-known crane, but I am also a famous hawk
You shout up to heaven, but heaven also listens when I caw.
We together have similar experiences and live life the same
When hunger arrives, we each peck away at the same raw meat.

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