Cool perfume of bamboo pervades my room,
Wild moonlight in the courtyard:
Drop my drop falls the crystal dew.
One by one the moving stars appear.
Fireflies sparkle in dark corners,
The waterfowl on the riverbank call to one another;
Everything in the world follows the path of war...
I sit on my bed, meditating through the long night.
-Tu Fu (A.D. 713 - 770)