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Quiet Night Thoughts

靜夜思ó李白    
床前明月光, † † † †
疑是地上霜. † † †  
舉頭望明月, † † † †
低頭思故鄉. † † †  
Jing Ye Si by Li Bai † † †  
chuang qian ming yue guang, † † †  
yi shi di shang shuang. † † †  
ju tou wang ming yue, † † †  
di tou si gu xiang. † † † †
† † † †
Itís completely nostalgic † † †  
the endless homesick † † †  
intolerably gnaws the soul † † †  
when itís far away from home † † †  
† † † †
At a distant streaming city † † †  
loneliness is the only company † † †  
Heís woken by the moon glow † † †  
which shines in front of his pillow † † †  
and brightens the gloomy dark road † † †  
† † † †
For a moment he thought † † †  
the moonlit floorís covered by the frozen frost † † †  
When raising up his head to search † † † †
He found the night curses approach † † †  
They are conjuring spells † † †  
as well the voices of home swell † † †  
† † † †
Simply heartbroken for home † † † †  
under the illusion of the moon † † †  
pondering is the only solution † † †  
bowing his head for a meditation † † †  
† † † †
When will he be going back † † † †
the date for return still lacks † † †  
He clenches his fist † † † †  
stamp his feet to feel † † † †
the frost-like moonlit floor † † †  
as cold as a solid closed door † † †  
keep him 10 thousand miles away † † † †
the nostalgia of home sings all the way † † †  
never ends until then † † †  
RoseJasmine
Written by RoseJasmine
Published | Edited 5th Jun 2018
Author's Note
In the year 726, Li Bai was 26 years old. He traveled to Yangzhou, Jiangsu. At a quiet night of a tavern, he extremely missed his family, and then he wrote down this poem. This is undoubtedly one of...
In the year 726, Li Bai was 26 years old. He traveled to Yangzhou, Jiangsu. At a quiet night of a tavern, he extremely missed his family, and then he wrote down this poem. This is undoubtedly one of the most popular poems in Chinese poetry history.
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