Hearing a Flute on a Spring Night in Luoyang by Li Bai (Li Po)

Whose jade flute secretly soars in the night?
Spring wind scatters sound all over Luoyang.
The midnight flute keens a farewell song, “Snap the Willow Branch.”
Thinking of my old home and garden, I break.

translated by Tony Barnstone & Chou Ping

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