Man’s life does not fill one hundred;
Yes he harbours the grief of a thousand years.
Though for yourself, your illness might start to improve;
In addition, you must fret for your sons and grandsons aswell.
Below – examine the bottoms of the roots of the grain;
Above – look to the tops of the mulberry trees.
When the balance finally drops into the Eastern sea,
You will finally begin to know where you can rest
Han Shan – T’Ang Dynasty Recluse