Night – Short Verse Poem by Wei Ying-Wu

Wei Ying-Wu is an ancient Chinese poet, whose poem ‘Night’ was translated into English for the Penguin Book of Chinese Verse by Robert Kotewall/Norman L. Smith:


The light, where does it go?
The darkness, whence does it come?
Only do I know that of my ageing year by year
One half herein is sped.