Demi-Gods & Semi-Devils poem
The chapter titles of Demi-Gods and Semi-Devils are verses that make up five poems.
The title of each chapter is a verse and the ten chapters in each book actually forms a poem. Each book is named after the tone pattern used for that poem.
Adventures of the Youth 《少年游》
Featuring Duan Yu
The righteous scholar travelled the perilous peaks,
Moonlight shone brightly on the beautiful cliff.
A masked lady riding a swift horse,
High on the cliff away from people,
Tiny steps creating ripples.
Whose disciples and whose estate,
Helpless regret over unfaithfulness.
Majestic and resounding music,
A lady married to a fitting family,
Sword aura slashes the dark smoke.
Shrouding Screen in Suzhou 《苏幕遮》
Featuring Qiao Feng and Duan Yu
Listening to the lady in the waterside pavilion, watching her advise the gathered heroes.
Indulging in a thousand cups at a men’s gathering,
Discussing the meaning of life in the apricot forest.
Reasons of the past,
Wishes of the present,
The feud between Hu and Han emptied a hero’s tears.
Going against tens of thousand people,
Sadness remains at Yanmen, with no words left on the cliff.
Breaching the Formation 《破阵子》
Featuring Xiao Feng
Hundreds of miles away vague as a dream,
Both eyes gleaming like a pair of stars.
Empty promises of cows and sheep at the frontier,
Past alliance in the candlelit borders of a lady’s black hair.
A journey through the mist walking in the snow.
Slaughtering bears and capturing tigers with bare hands,
Golden halberd vanquishing invading soldiers in a fierce battle.
Living in the lush wilderness to forge a cast iron head.
Insects frozen with a freezing palm.
Capturing heroes with great ease.
Song of the Cave Immortal 《洞仙歌》
Victory or defeat, who can predict it!
Carefree now with no one supervising,
Unaffected by anarchy, or apocalypse.
Strong winds throwing Piaomiao Peak into turmoil.
A beauty aged in a blink, a fleeting moment of bliss.
Dreaming of heartfelt words in a tangible fantasy.
Laughing in unison, it was all for naught.
Recklessly drunk, passionate in the wrong way.
Unable to disentangle from the threads of vengeance and greed.
Take a step back and question, when would the infatuation end?
Cry of the Water Dragon 《水龙吟》
Featuring Xiao Feng, Duan Yu and Xuzhu
Eighteen swift Yanyun riders, galloping like mighty wind and billowing smoke.
Old demon and young freak, unable to withstand a blow, score a dishonourable victory.
Grand ambitions of conquests, blood feuds, ultimately all turn into dust.
Thinking in vain of the beauty, where was the good match?
At the bottom of the dry well, in the mud.
Holding the wine to to ask the Emperor three questions,
For whom do the camellia that fill the road blossom?
The descendant of prince fell into dire straits, how can he enjoy the dew on a willow branch?
Worthless riches and glory, unpredictability of life, what did this body have to fear!
Teaching Chanyu to break arrows, routing the six armies, and rousing the anger of heroes!