Thoughts in the Silent Night
Moon twilight approaches, coating the ground through the
Resembles a touch of frost,
Moon at the window,
Taking me back to where I am from.
Li Bai Tang Dynasty (701 – 762)
Jueju, No. 2 of 2 (The River’s Blue, The Bird a Perfect White)
The river’s blue, the bird a perfect white,
The mountain green with flowers about to blaze.
I’ve watched the spring pass away again,
When will I be able to return?
Jueju (Enjoying Flowers Walking Alone on a Riverbank, No. 5 of 7)
Before Abbot Huang’s pagoda, east of the river water,
Spring is bright and delicate in the gentle breeze.
One clump of peach blossom’s opened, no-one to own it,
Is dark or light red more to be loved?
Du Fu Tang Dynasty (712-770)