I saw the moonlight before my couch,
And wondered if it were not frost on the ground.
I raised my head and looked out on the bright moon;
I bowed my head and thought of my far-off home.
Li Po, "On a Quiet Night," from Ancient China's Poets, ed. Liu Po-chen, trans. Lewis S. Robinson. Copyright © 1978 1988 The Commercial Press, Ltd. Permission Pending.