Autumn River Song

The moon shimmers in green water.
White herons fly through the moonlight.

The young man hears a girl gathering water-chestnuts:
into the night, singing, they paddle home together.

Li T'ai-po
tr. Hamil

by Li Po

Comments (25)

It is rubbish and I have never heard anything so bad
Simply superb poem depicting tranquility and life full of contentment.
渌水净素月, 月明白鹭飞。 郎听采菱女, 一道夜歌归
a poem that paints a beautiful picture of peace and harmony? ...............wonderfully written.
Love simplified. Moonlight, green water, white herons all contribute to the bridal orchestra. A true masterpiece
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