It is late in the Winter night.
I am absorbed in a book
And forget to go to bed.
My wife takes my lamp and says,
“Do you know what time it is?”
Yuan Mei (1716-1797)
Tr. Kenneth Rexroth, Love and the Turning Year: 100 More Poems from the Chinese
Thursday, March 19, 2009
A poem for the last day of winter - Do you know what time it is?