HH the 17th Karmapa's translation from Chinese into Tibetan: Du Fu's poem "A Vision of Spring "
Du Fu (712 - 770 / Henan Province / China)
A Vision of Spring(A.D.757)
A wilderness of hills and rills since Changan's fall:
The city's spring is rank with shrubs and grasses tall.
In times so hard, the flowers brim with tears indeed ;
No kin in company, the hearts of birds do bleed.
The third month of another year, drags on the war;
A letter just from home does match a precious store.
I scratch my head to find the hoary hair so thin
That I'm afraid it would no longer bear a pin.