Words for Sunday: Zi Ye

Drew posted some words for Sunday, and inspired me to do the same.  These words are from a collection of ancient Chinese folk songs called the Zi Ye.  The Zi Ye were traditionally ascribed to a woman poet of the same name.  (May I humbly suggest closing your eyes, taking a deep breath, and then reading this aloud?):

All night I could not sleep
because of the moonlight on my bed.
I kept on hearing a voice calling:
Out of Nowhere, Nothing answered "yes."

--tr. by Arthur Waley

1 comment:

drew said...

Wow! That's good stuff. :)