Poem: Autumn Waterside Songs 唐诗《秋浦歌十七首（其十五）》
作者： 来源：易学网 2013-04-28 09:00:01.000
Qiūpǔ Gē Shíqī Shǒu (Qí Shíwǔ)
Lǐ Bái (Táng)
Báifà sānqiān zhàng,
yuán chóu sì gè cháng!
Bù zhī míngjìng lǐ,
héchù dé qiūshuān？
"缘(yuán)" means “because”, and “个(gè)” means “such; this way”.
The grey hair has grown to hundreds of meters which is as long as my sorrow. I look at my reflection in the mirror and wonder when and where my hair has been colored grey.
Though ambitious the poet was, he has already become old and feeble before he could make his dream come true. The rhetoric device of extreme exaggeration is used in the poem to express his depression, discontent and complaint hidden deep in his heart.