Monday, 26 October 2015

Asleep in the Spring - Meng Haoran

Asleep in spring I did not heed the dawn
Till the birds broke out singing everywhere.
Last night, in the clamour of wind and rain,
How many flowers have fallen
do you suppose?

Meng Haoran (Chinese: 孟浩然) (689 or 691 – 740) China
Translated by Innes Herdan
Chinese text available here

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