- Benj Teo
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One has to take liberties when translating a poem from another language.
.Another Tang Dynasty Poem
.. (as per my interpretation) ..
Long Night Moon by Zhang Jiuling
The moon waxing over the horizon -
erstwhile sombre night brightened.
Lovers separated by the lingering night,
pining for distant passions to re-ignite.
The candle doused - darkness resists;
covered for warmth - the chill persists.
Lunar reflections of my heart dreary -
to sleep, to wane in dreamy reverie.
... 張九齡 ...