Battle Of Red Cliff
The Yangtze flows east
A thousand ages of great men
West of the ramparts --
People say --
Are the fabled Red Cliffs of young Chou of the Three Kingdoms
Rebellious rocks pierce the sky
Frightening waves rip the bank
The backwash churns vast snowy swells --
River and mountains like a painting
how many heroes passed them, once ...
Think back to those years, Chou Yu --
Just married to the younger Chiao --
With plumed fan, silk kerchief
Laughed and talked
While masts and oars vanished to flying ash and smoke!