Narrative Poem Distancing Mountains Bing Fu
(The Second of First Chapter)
His wise face in the stream of life withered
As a rock erected
On the seashore with carved traces
Of knocking swells beneath the days
Of the black suns and dark moons，
When the storms and lightings
Of the life still could not strike down the thick frowning brows
Of him and his big dark hot eyes
Laugh with the rich and yet in the calm rhymes
And patrol the floating gray skies.
He is the major character of this true story,
Now named as Cao Mu-Yun as one of
the correspondents of the Chinese army news-paper that time；
In the fighting front with death and live nearby, he had fallen in love
With a mountain-girl, Yang Yi-pin,
As an actress who was well-known in the Chinese Army-cultural Troupe.
They had seen each other in love’s eye in a glimpse of war fire；
But the fortune put a false construction on owes of their all outcast life.
Setting on the top of the grave, a few crows joy the noisy cries;
Around, the hazes fluttering sense of them fascinated by the pale Asian dusk.
He, Cao Mu-Yun, murmurs in front of the grave and the words
Run as the valley-streams flow down with signals never-tired.
Dear, you are, so lying down in the depth of the deepest earth,
Being my bosom love in the dreamless age;
Through thousands of miles, I come to see you in this place
But years gone you've kept sleeping in the silence.
I do want to wake you up over and over again，
Ask you and myself where is
The floating impresses of our love the wings of hope on?
Being held beneath the hometown's soft earth
Still and low without nipping and eager airs
in the shade of beech in the valley；
In front of the sunburn Meng-Liang hills，
And at the end of the narrow path familiar to our childhoods：
Do you hear that：
After the rains of bullets fell down the earth and the hate burned buried，
Left the Mountains in silence and the hill-wind sounding of cloudy-fog of moo-moo of the single horn yellow-cow and
The Chinese francolins and hill-magpies chased through woods are chatting in the wind.