Wang Ch'ang-Ling - Passing the Frontier
Type of Spiritual Experience
A description of the experience
Wang Ch'ang-ling (8th century) -- Passing the Frontier
Under the Ch'in moonlight
and through the Han passes
Mile after mile to battle they marched
and never returned...
If only the `Flying General' of Lung Ch'eng*
were still among us,
Never would the Tartar horsemen
cross Yin Mountain!
* The `Flying General' was General Li Kuang of Han (died 125), much dreaded by the Hsiung-nu tribesman, who gave him this nickname.