For an Exiled Friend
Waves surge when blows the wind,clouds rooted in rocks shiver,
The mast and anchor tremble on the darkened river.
How could the northern swan fly up with broken wings?
How could the exiled poet find his Southern springs?
Who would answer the summons of the royal court?
A poet would sing freely the days long or short.
Happy to meet so far from homeland,we shed tears.
When could the phoenix fly to nine celestial spheres?
Note:The poet expresses his sympathy with his exiled friend,wishing him to be recalled like a phoenix or a swan.