Before my bed
there is bright moonlight
So that it seems
Like frost on the ground:
"Bathed in fragrance,
do not brush your hat;
Washed in perfume,
do not shake your coat:
You ask me why I dwell in the green mountain;
I smile and make no reply for my heart is free of care.
As the two of us drink
together, while mountain
flowers blossom beside, we
down one cup after the other
Athwart the bed
I watch the moonbeams cast a trail
So bright, so cold, so frail,
That for a space it gleams
As down Mount Emerald at eve I came,
The mountain moon went all the way with me.
Backward I looked, to see the heights aflame
With a pale light that glimmered eerily.
Sunlight streams on the river stones.
From high above, the river steadily plunges--
three thousand feet of sparkling water--
See the waters of the Yellow River leap down from Heaven, Roll away to the deep sea and never turn again! See at the mirror
in the High Hall Aged men bewailing white locks - In the morning, threads of silk, In the evening flakes of snow. Snatch the joys
of life as they come and use them to the full; Do not leave the silver cup idly glinting at the moon. The things that Heaven made
Man was meant to use; A thousand guilders scattered to the wind may come back again. Roast mutton and sliced beef will only
Amongst the grandeur of Hua Shan
I climb to the Flower Peak,
and fancy I see fairies and immortals
carrying lotus in their
See how the Yellow River's water move out of heaven.
Entering the ocean,never to return.
See how lovely locks in bright mirrors in high chambers,
Though silken-black at morning, have changed by night to snow.