Poems of Meng Jiao
Your obscure grave, where I saw Chu's talent, written when I made offerings and, returning to Chang'an, realised how fitting your talent was for Chu
Morning governed by your masters' hearts.
Evening governed by your exiles' moans.
Your rivers rush in cold sobs.
Your winds flow in bitter voices.
Northern palace by Qin's high gates.
Southern road through Chu's deep stones.
Leaving tears, sprinkled in broad daylight, and
Parting emotions wrapped 'round blue hills.
How can I leave these distant feelings
Where the yellow crane can find them?
Whose grave? Probably a Chu Kingdom poet's. Not Qu Yuan's -- his grave was a river. Someone associated with a "yellow crane." Yellow Crane Tower, originally built in 223 AD and last rebuilt in 1981, is a famous tower associated with poetry. Its legends have to do with people riding yellow cranes. So what Chu poet was associated with a yellow crane? The answer to this probably has more to do with how the tower was named than either of its crane-riding legends. Everything we think we know is (at least, partially) wrong.