LIU Yuxi (772-842), Getting in a Dream by literary name, a native of Luoyang, Henan Province. The poet, a minister, litterateur and philosopher in the Tang dynasty, has been acclaimed as an “Unconstrained Poet”. With his wide interest reflected in the subject matter of his writing, Liu excelled in both poetry and prose. Liu Yuxi and Liu Zongyuan were known as “Liu-Liu”. His master poems include An Inscription for My Shack and A Bamboo Twig.（彭雅卓译）
Looking into Cavehall Lake
By LIU Yuxi
Tr. ZHAO Yanchun
The lake light and autumn moon fairly sheen;
No wind on the pool, the mirror’s coarsely made.
Afar, Cavehall’s hills and waters look green;
Upon the silver plate a dark snail’s laid.