Yang & Metal
monkey in yellow robes still has hairy cheeks and a dirty behind.
fine man -
Bears a pike and spear
That fine lord -
Polished greaves and red head_band!
pelican sits on the bridge.
It has not dipped in the water.
That fine gentleman
Has no right to those clothes.
can almost hear the clash of yang and Metal -
two forces of strength which find it hard to co-exist.
This strange poem and humorous proverb
are the Chinese version of The Emperor's New Clothes.
Do not be deceived by external appearances:
look beneath to see the truth.