changan-moon: Poem wrote by Li Yan’nian(Han dy…

changan-moon:

Poem wrote by Li Yan’nian(Han dynasty):

There is a beauty in the northern lands;
北方有佳人,

Unequaled, high above the world she stands.
绝世而独立。

At her first glance, soldiers would lose their town;
一顾倾人城,

At her second, a monarch would his crown.
再顾倾人国。

How could the soldiers and monarch neglect their duty?
宁不知倾城与倾国?

For town and crown are overshadowed by her beauty.
佳人难再得.