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Night Thoughts

Night Thoughts  (静夜诗) was written by Tang Dynasty Poet Li Bai (李白) to express the loneliness, nostalgia, and homesickness of the poet.  

The poem is endowed with the passion, uses the vivid moonlight and frost imagery to convey the feeling of homesickness.

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静夜诗 Night Thoughts 


chuáng qián míng yuè guāng, 

Bright shines the Moon before my bed,


yí shì dì shàng shuāng。 

Suppose it is frost on the ground.  


jǔ tóu wàng míng yuè, 

I watch the Moon, then bend my head,  


dī tóu sī gù xiāng。 

And miss the hamlet of my birth.