Meng Haoran


From a Mooring on the Tonglu to a Friend in Yangzhou


With monkeys whimpering on the shadowy mountain,
And the river rushing through the night,
And a wind in the leaves along both banks,
And the moon athwart my solitary sail,
I, a stranger in this inland district,
Homesick for my Yangzhou friends,
Send eastward two long streams of tears
To find the nearest touch of the sea.

Submitted: Monday, August 13, 2012

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