In the Quiet Nightby 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|