Plain Text Transmissions

Imprisoned in the Temple of Enlightenment Pei Di brings news that court musicians performing for traitors on the banks of Frozen Jade Pond improvise poems with tears in eyes.

One million families grieve as the country burns,  

One thousand officials await the emperor’s return.  

Autumn leaves from pagoda trees fall in palace empty,  

As musicians perform on the bank of Frozen Jade Pond.  

菩提寺禁裴迪來相看說逆賊等凝碧池上作音樂供奉人等舉聲便一時泣下私成口號誦示裴迪

萬戶傷心生野煙  

百官何日再朝天  

秋槐葉落空宮裡  

凝碧池上奏管弦