Snowy Night

Too cold to settle between the beddings

I see the window brightened up, almost blinding

It is the heavy snow, deep in the night

Occasionally cracking some bamboo upright

~ Translated by Dot, from Bai Juyi’s “Snow At Night,” written in the Tang dynasty

已訝衾枕冷
復見窗户明
夜深知雪重
時聞折竹聲

~ 白居易 (唐代) <<夜雪>>