Moonlit Night 
Du Fu

 

Traditional Characters:-

月夜

今夜鄜州月
閨中衹獨看
遙憐小兒女
未解憶長安
香霧雲鬟濕
清輝玉臂寒
何時倚虛幌
雙照淚痕乾

 

Simplified Characters:-

月夜

今夜鄜州月
闺中只独看
遥怜小儿女
未解忆长安
香雾云鬟湿
清辉玉臂寒
何时倚虚幌
双照泪痕干


Pinyin:-
yuè yè

jīn yè fū zhōu yuè
guī zhōng zhǐ dú kān
yáo lián xiǎo ér nǚ
wèi jiě yì cháng ān
xiāng wù yún huán shī
qīng huī yù bì hán
hé shí yǐ xū huǎng
shuāng zhào lèi hén gān

 

 

Literal:-

This night Fuzhou moon
Woman's chamber in only alone watch
Far pity little boy girl
Not understand remember Chang'an
Fragrant mist cloud dressed hair wet
Clear brightness jade arm cold
What time lean on empty curtain
Pair shine tears trace dry



Embellished:-
This night shines the Fuzhou moon,
In her chamber, she watches alone.
I pity my distant boy and girl-
They don't understand why she remembers Chang'an.
Perfumed mist cloud. Dressed with wet hair. 
Clear bright moonlight; her jade arms cold.
When will we lean (together) on the empty curtain (window),
Together bright; tears dry?

 

[Fuzhou—a port in south-eastern China, capital of Fujian province.]

 

Published on 12/03/2019, 16:02:13.
Last updated on 12/03/2019, 18:40:31.