Snowy Night

Feeling hard to settle between the cold beddings

I see the window illuminated by something bright, almost blinding

It is heavy snow deep in the night

Occasionally cracking some bamboo upright

~ Translated 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>>