Liang Xiu Qing Feng (Nothing but a Fresh Wind in the Two Sleeves)
Yu Qian was a very able statesman in the Ming Dynasty. He was also a talented scholar, but, above all, he was an upright official in contrast to nearly all other officials who were corrupt in the extreme. Every time they came back from a mission to other place, they would bring home quantities of valuables which they had extorted from the people. One day, he returned from a tout of patrol and inspection throughout the province of Henan without bringing back any valuable things. He wrote this poem instead to show his integrity.
Yu Qian, to show he was uncorrupted, wrote a poem to that effect. Its literal interpretation is:
Silk handkerchiefs, mushrooms and incense sticks used to be for the people's use;
Now they have become a misfortune to them.
To see the Emperor I'll carry nothing but a fresh wind in my two sleeves;
So that I will be beyond the reproach of the men in the street.