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"In the Night"

Random Poetry List LII

Light of the silver torch that has no smoke
Recalls me from the seventh world of sleep.
A shadow pine tree grows upon my wall.
On the white paper of my window screen
A shadow hill by shadow brush is drawn.
All life is shadow in my room tonight.
I know not if I wake or if I sleep—
Music breathes through the silence; can it be
Wind in the shadow pine tree, or a song
Drawn from a hidden harp that has no string?

Choe Chung (Chinese-Korean, AD 984-1068)
tr. Jean S. Grigsby

Originally e-mailed on Monday, July 06, 1998 @ 10:25 PM.

Lane Core Jr. CIW P — Thu. 07/06/06 07:52:14 AM
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