On Gao Yao Temple / Sheng Hong

Customs used to be as laws in far ancient,
Judge Gao Yao civilized people assisted with punishment;
Punishing was in order to no punishing,
It seemed not real that the jail of his drawing.
上古礼为法,士师刑辅教;
有刑期无刑,画牢似非牢。

Note: English is not my mother language. As a practice, this poem is translated from my poem in Chinese: 题皋陶祠。 I hope the experts who master both English and Chinese to offer me some suggestions.

Author: flourishflood

Economist, Confucianist

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