In the Quiet Night

by Li Bai

English version by Vikram Seth
Original Language Chinese

The floor before my bed is bright:
Moonlight -- like hoarfrost -- in my room.
I lift my head and watch the moon.
I drop my head and think of home.

-- from Three Chinese Poets: Translations of Poems by Wang Wei, Li Bai, and Du Fu, Translated by Vikram Seth

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