Tuesday, December 29, 2015

night snow

night snow

startled to find my quilt & pillow cold
I see bright light again outside the window—
deep in night, it’s clear a heavy snow’s fallen:
at times I hear the report as bamboo snaps

Jack Hayes
© 2015
based on Bai Juyi:
yè xuě

Image links to its source on Wiki Commons
“Bamboo in snow” from the Ten Bamboo Studio Manual of Painting and Calligraphy: Hu Zhengyan – 1633
Public Domain

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