Since Life is but a Dream, Why toil to no avail?
"A Homily on Ideals in Life, Uttered in Springtime on Rising From a Drunken Slumber" (c. 750)John A. Turner, John J. Deeney, Kenneth K. B. Li, A Golden treasury of Chinese poetry: 121 classical poems (1976), p. 115
All the birds have flown up and gone; A lonely cloud floats leisurely by. We never tire of looking at each other - Only the mountain and I.Li Bai
The birds have vanished down the sky. Now the last cloud drains away. We sit together, the mountain and me, until only the mountain remains.Li Bai