From the recording 回乡“Hui Xiang” - Returning to village
Tang Poem - Returning to village by He zi-chang
Left home when I was young, and returning an old man,
Even though still speak my local dialect (accent), but with much less hair now,
Ran into kids I never met,
Smiling, they asked where I am from ?
For years I have often been away from home,
Been through a lot of ups and downs with people,
Only the mirror-like lake outside the front door,
Ripples still look the same under the Spring breeze.