Awaking In Spring

A spring daybreak comes quietly, after a long night sleep

If not for the birds chirping, you might not even know it

Recalling the wind and din of rain during the night

Who knows how many flowers have slipped?

~ Translated by Dot, from Meng Haoran’s “A Morning in Spring,” written in the Tang dynasty

春眠不觉晓,处处闻啼鸟。夜来风雨声,花落知多少。

~ 孟浩然 (唐代) <<春晓>>