Li He: Dreaming of Heaven ~ 《梦天》 李贺 with English Translations

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《梦天》 李贺


Dreaming of Heaven
Li He

Old rabbit and chilly toad crying over the color of the sky,
A tower of clouds opens ajar, its slanting wall glowing white.
The Wheel of Jade rolls over heavy dew and moistens the halo round,
Phoenix-pendant goddesses encountered on osmanthus-scented path.
Yellow dust and clear water beneath the three fairy mounts,
The sea change of a thousand years as fleeting as a galloping horse.
Qizhou from this far just nine points of smoke,
Flanked by bodies of sea waters the size of a spill from a cu.

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