A Tranquil Night

Original Text: 

300 Gems of Classical Chinese Poetry, trans. Xu Yuanchong (the Chinese-English Edition with Chinese Phonetic Symbols; Beijing: Peking University Press, 2004): 190-91.

1Before my bed a pool of light—
2   Can it be hoarfrost on the ground?
3Looking up, I find the moon bright;
4   Bowing, in homesickness I’m drowned.
RPO poem Editors: 
Data entry: Sharine Leung
RPO Edition: 
2012