劍客

十年磨一劍,


霜刃未曾試。


今日把示君,


誰有不平事?


贾岛

The SWORDSMAN

For ten years I have been polishing this sword;


Its frosty edge has never been put to the test.


Now I am holding it and showing it to you, sir:


Is there anyone suffering from injustice ?


Jia Dao

(779–843)