On Yueyang Tower
登岳阳楼

昔闻洞庭水
今上岳阳楼
吴楚东南坼
乾坤日夜浮
亲朋无一字
老病有孤舟
戎马关山北
凭轩涕泗流
Dēng Yuèyáng Lóu

Xi wén Dòngtíng shui
Jin shàng Yuèyáng lóu
Wú Chu dong nán chè
Qián kun rì yè fú
Qin péng wú yí zì
Lao bìng you gu zhou
Róng ma guan shan bei
Píng xuan tì sì liú
Former hear Dongting water
Now climb Yueyang tower
Wu Chu east south separate
Heaven earth day night float
Family friend without one word
Old sick have single boat
War horse pass mountain north
Lean rail tears flow
Of old I heard of the waters of Dongting lake,
Now I've climbed to the top of Yueyang tower.
Here Wu and Chu are split to east and south,
Here heaven and earth are floating day and night.
From family and friends comes not a single word,
Old and sick, I have one solitary boat.
War horses are riding north of the mountain pass,
I lean on the railing as tears flow down.