073 Six Áo turtles
Leisure on rivers and lakes
Fishing below the mist-covered water
Your catch includes six Áo-turtles
Songs and laughter
in the middle of the current
悠悠 remote or leisurely
You want to cross but you don’t cross
You want to request but you demand
The heart is not certain
One vehicle two ends
Giving each idea a thorough evaluation
Giving way when desiring to be front
Roads toward the Great Way
Your heart at peace
076 The right mindset
Difficult difficult difficult
Suddenly from a level earth big waves rise up
Easy easy easy
Talking and laughing usually ends promising
077 Song of the wind
When the mind has enough and to spare
But the strength is not sufficient
Then rely on the spring breeze
A song a melody
春風 spring breeze: happy smiles, pleasant atmosphere.
This poem mentions the strategy of Zhuge Liang in a battle
078 Relaxing exercise
When the body is restless
And the heart uneasy
Move and pause both three times
All day long things will surely be happy
079 Shadows on white jade *
Affairs settled but in the whole not yet
People satisfied but in the whole not yet
You want to know what really to believe
The sun casts shadows on the Láng tree
琅 Láng: Jade-like stone; clean and white; lithophone. A legendary treasure tree with fruit granting immortality. Information here
The tree turns to the yang
which spring emits
Triple yin hides in its roots
The woodcutter doesn’t know
He chops firewood
081 No moon, no mirror
Nothing worth saying
082 A big future
Carriages and horses arrive
Banners and flags in abundance
A bright moon
Offer amnesty and enlistment to rebels
and deal militarily with traitors
A glorious future
083 Hoping for glory
Where shall I stay overnight
Where shall I stay overnight
East of the sea and North of the river
famous names will be recorded
One paragraph will be about a glorious spirit soaring up to heaven
A golden scale came into your hands
Now you have to prevent losing it
It seems the theory of how to deal with it
Is to talk with caution or to hold your tongue
085 Peace in a glass
Empty a glass
Relax your brows
Heaven and Earth are in accord
Good thoughts come up
086 Demons in the dark
A wild demon stretches his bow
to shoot the master
In the dark this arrow startles the demons
Right then a red sun sinks
into the rivers and seas
The disaster reveals dark things in the air
I cannot understand
087 Flying dragon
The lucky star shines
Overnight auspiciousness approaches
Blue sky appears every day and all day long
A flying dragon descends
towards the bright hall
福星 The lucky star: Jupiter.
青天 Blue sky, clean and upright official.
龍飛 Flying dragon; ascend the throne.
088 No catch
A lone angler at a cold pond
Halfway great waves rise up
The water is cold and the fish don’t bite
Empty-handed he returns
under the bright moon
089 To borrow strength
Hard mental and physical work
Close to a noble person
It is alright to borrow strength
借方 Borrow strength, ask or accept help.
090 Going with the flow
The clouds dissolve around
the moon in the center
Brilliance spreads everywhere
The journey comes upon water
flowing in the same direction as you
Thousands of miles you go fast like the wind
快如風 Fast like the wind: the road runs smoothly.
091 Capturing the bad
Swords and halberds line up
in the mountain forest
Robbers must be coming
They flee after defeat
capture and collect them
You will be made feudal lord which will be passed on to your children and grandchildren
蔭 yìn: confer privileges on sb.'s descendants in consideration of distinguished service.
See also hex.64 line 4.
092 When the snakes are sleeping *
The shore is far and the water deep
the boat can easily sink
The road is long
the mountains difficult to walk
When the snakes are sleeping you can
get through and across in a day
The moon high in heaven is especially bright
蛇安 Shéān, snake quiet: when the snakes hibernate, which is around the time of the Double 9th festival.
You plan to change but cannot change,
Your happiness is prevented because you have to deal with an offensive union.
In the future you seem to find a woman who attracts you,
Transformation like a Fish-dragon coming out of the deep abyss.
魚龍 fish-dragon: ichthyosaur. More about fish-dragons
94 A golden scale
One person leaves, one person enters,
A gentle breeze and a bright moon wary of each other,
You aquire a golden scale down at the shore fishing spot.
95 End of ancient securities
Happiness comes but hiding grief,
Already encountering heavy rain and gusts of a gale-force wind.
Ancient wood is regarded as fit for troughs.
Everyone is exhausted, dao is not firm and fast.
96 The orphan of Zhao
You may stay in a place at a faraway destiny,
A small orphan boy may be entrusted to you,
The time of the meeting is approaching,
Don't arrive late!
A gathering in a place not your home,
Everyone is happy, healthy and in harmony.
六尺之孤 some; orphaned boys or girls under 6 years of age.
This poem is about three opera's.