In what house, the jade flute that sends these dark notes drifting,
scattering on the spring wind that fills Lo-yang?
Tonight if we should hear the willow-breaking song,
who could help but long for the gardens of home?
If you like Li Bai's poems, you may also enjoy the magic of Grace James' Japanese Fairy Tales. The above illustration is the book cover of her collection, Green Willow and Other Japanese Fairytales.