Du Fu; Express One’s Feelings and Aspirations: Five Poems: No. 5

Express One’s Feelings and Aspirations: Five Poems: No. 5

(5)
诸 葛 大 名 垂 宇 宙
宗 臣 遗 像 肃 清 高。
三 分 割 据 纡 筹 策
万 古 云 霄 一 羽 毛。
伯 仲 之 间 见 伊 吕
指 挥 若 定 失 萧 曹。
运 移 汉 祚 终 难 复
志 决 身 歼 军 务 劳。

 

(5)

Zhu ge da ming chui yu zhou
Zong chen yi xiang su qing gao.
San fen ge ju yu chou ce
Wan gu yun xiao yi yu mao.

Bo zhong zhi jian jian yi lu
Zhi hui ruo ding shi xiao cao.
Yun yi han zuo zhong nan fu
Zhi jue shen jian jun wu lao.

 

Express One’s Feelings and Aspirations: Five Poems: No. 5

Zhuge’s fame looks down onto the world and cosmos
His statue’s likeness shows he was above petty politics and material pursuits.
His written plan to carve up the country into three parts
After many years, many people recall his feathered fan and reputation.

He was a peer to both Li and Yu
After the advisors Xiao and Cao left, they were never heard from again.
Even with him, later dynasties like the Han found it difficult to prosper
His dead body was used to effect one more army victory.

 

Notes:

ZhugeZhuge Liang from poem number four.

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