Du Mu: The Red Cliff ~ 《赤壁》 杜牧 with English Translations

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《赤壁》 杜牧


The Red Cliff
Du Mu

A broken halberd, long buried in the sand,
for hundreds of years the metal remains.
Let me pick it up—rinsed and polished,
it tells of the Kingdoms long perished.
Had the east wind refused Duke Zhou the favour,
the two beautiful sisters of the Qiao family
Would have been locked up in the Bronze Bird Tower,
entertaining Cao Cao, Zhou’s implacable foe.

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