|Quiet Night Thoughts by Li Bai |
Quite Night Thoughts is one of my favorite poems.
Translation by Adele.
Quiet Night Thoughts by Li Bai
The moonlight glistens in front of my bed.
I thought it was the frost on the ground.
I lift my gaze to view the shimmering moon,
Then lower my head, and miss my homeland.
About the Poet
Li Bai (701 - 762 AD) is one of China’s most famous poets. He lived during China’s golden age of poetry. He traveled widely and met many scholars and even briefly became an official poet for the emperor.
Li Bai’s poems are widely recited in China. Even today, children as young as 3 years old learn to say them. -Adele
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