ILLUSION AND DELUSION: 《幻覺與妄想》: POEM TRANSLATION
With one somersault, ride on and chase the clouds;
In an instant, fly to the poles, nothing to be proud.
Envy not the monkey god, the head band forced to wear ;
Controlled by chants, rebellious spirit, scare, and not dare.
Zhuangzi’s hyperbole in virtual, cross time and culture zones;
Lived humbly, challenged hypocrites, his wit matched the bones.
Confucius on social order and hierarchy, disappointment till end;
The adages were ideals, easy for the lofty, but against human trend.
Laozi saddled backwards on his bull, aware it’s a world full of ambition.
Legalists ruled with rewards and punishments, governance by suppression.
Dynasties rise and fall, golden eras and miseries, the civilization prospered;
Democracies and militarism came, not savior, land was raped and plundered.
Thought they found idealism in communism, that bear was unbearable to hug;
Drug after drug they experimented, it was bitter medicine, old thoughts unplug.
To achieve their Dream Society, solutions, however mad, are never in the box;
Even in dreams, exercise their muscles; be alert to avoid castration by hawks.
Many ancient civilizations have perished; you almost share the same
Dreams and dreamers live in illusion; their delusion cause nightmares
or terror state.