Autumn Song

Another translation of a Chinese poem: Autumn Night Song is a 7-character jueju by Zhang Zhongsu, Tang dynasty.

The steady drip of the water clock marks the many hours of darkness;
Scattered hazy clouds unveil moonbeams.
Autumn spurs hidden insects to nightlong chirping.
I haven’t sent his winter clothes: let the frost stay away!

Previous translations:  Spring View and Hills Like Heaped Gold.