"Looking at Moon in Missing from afar" in New Style

Yutang Lin

Moonlight of Longing

Based on the Famous Tang Poem by Zhang Jiu Ling
Written in Chinese and Translated by Yutang Lin

Moon rising from ocean, a stretch of silver brilliance waving
The one at the other end of the sky maybe also sharing this scene
Entangled by love, couldn't help blaming
this long night of distant separation
Mutual yearning at both ends
incessantly sprang up throughout the night
Wouldn't spoil the moonlight that fulfilled the room
extinguished the candle flame
Put on a garment to ward off nightly chill
    looking up at the bright moon in the night sky
    gradually sensed cold from dewdrops
Eyeful of silver brilliance
Alas! No way to scoop up some for you
Couldn't help but to return to sleep
    In dream still worrying about when to meet again

Written in Chinese on January 19, 2009
Translated on August 29, 2009
El Cerrito, California

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