Poems of Meng Jiao
For Cui Chunliang
When all the rivers overflow,
The sea is still not full of waves.
All things depend upon tolerance.
But wisdom is not given equally to all.
The herd's disputes have the appearance of words
But then, the masses love a bawdy song.
Only I, a son of Luoyang,
Despair and grieve without end.
As I read through the writings of the Qin,
My tears flow for you.
We know that Cui Chunliang is a good friend of Meng Jiao because of the long goodbye poem Meng Jiao wrote for him. One might think that this poem is about the troubles of the An Lushan rebellion. But in that case, Meng Jiao wouldn't be the only son of Luoyang grieving. So we have no idea what the grievance is here. That is has Meng Jiao reading Qin dynasty whatnots is no help at all.