Li Yuan 李嬽
Written on a cold night while reading “Dream of the Red Chamber” 冬夜阅红楼梦作
The poem in simplified characters:
The poem in complex characters:
On such a cold day, the shadow of the wild goose is low.
The new moon, like a hook, hangs to the west of the chamber.
I carry the lamp and finish reading Dream of the Red Chamber.
Tears dampen my silk handkerchief; I can’t bear to write.
Wang Lijun, 49 citing Yisu, 512