The Lone Firefly by Bai Yu Chan (1194-1229)

 

In a still night I cool in a pavilion by the water

Over the reeds I see the flicker of a lone firefly

In a flash it darts across the silvery pond and

Scattered stars surface on the ebb and flow

 

Translated by Mary Tang 鄧許文蘭 (c) 2017

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