In rugged Beijing weather in mid-June, heaven is clearly
in rage. In the heart of the towering clouds flashes of the
lightning strike through the thick dark mass in high frequency
and the smell of a huge storm is filled in the air -
(Photo by 名字都被占了
posted on 百度2012吧)
Song of Integrity
There is a spirit of dignity
That is embodied in all great things.
On the earth it shapes mountains and rivers,
In the sky it forms the sun and stars.
man it is his integrity
That can fill up the entire universe;
At the times of nation's
life and death
His moral courage leads to self-secrifice,
Which makes his name shine through historical records.
It was Zhang Liang’s service that is so
And Su Wu’s endurance of suffering without complaints;
It was General Yan’s head that willingly fell,
And Ji Kang’s blood which shed without hesitance;
It was Zhuge
Liang’s memorial so heroic
That moved gods and ghosts;
It was the river-crossing oar so strong
That ferried the army to wipe out all invaders.
This is Chinese
heroes' spirit of integrity,
With it they can never be held hostage,
Whether by other people's swords
Or their own greedy,
For their heart is full of hope
And their soul is totally free!
- Excerpt from a poem
one of the greatest Chinese national heroes