In The Bamboo Grove

Sitting alone in a bamboo grove

I play the zither, singing aloud

The woods are deep, no one being around

Yet between the bright moon and me, there is a knowing grown

~ Translated by Dot, from Wang Wei’s “In The Bamboo Grove,” written in the Tang dynasty

獨坐幽篁裡
彈琴復長嘯
深林人不知
明月來相照

~ 王維 (唐代) <<竹里館>>