Autumn River Song

by Li Bai

English version by Sam Hamill
Original Language Chinese

The moon shimmers in green water.
White herons fly through the moonlight.

The young man hears a girl gathering water-chestnuts:
into the night, singing, they paddle home together.

-- from Endless River: Li Po and Tu Fu: A Friendship in Poetry, Translated by Sam Hamill

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