Chinese Poetry - Night Thoughts

Updated: Jun 18, 2020

静夜诗 Night Thoughts

Night Thoughts 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.

静夜诗 Night Thoughts 床前明月光 chuáng qián míng yuè guāng, Bright shines the Moon before my bed,

疑是地上霜 yí shì dì shàng shuāng。 Suppose it is frost on the ground. 举头望明月 jǔ tóu wàng míng yuè, I watch the Moon, then bend my head, 低头思故乡 dī tóu sī gù xiāng。 And miss the hamlet of my birth.

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