Book 2 Chapter 2: Standing Out in the Wind All Night
Origin of the Chapter's Title
The title 风露立中宵 (fēng lù lì zhōng xiāo) is from the poem 绮怀 之十五 (Qi Huai #15) by Huang Jingren (黃景仁), a Qing Dynasty, Qianlong era poet. Qi Huai is a collection of 16 poems. Qi Huai #15 is a well-known Chinese love poem.
The title probably refers to Xiao Yao and Tu Shan Jing's fifteen years promise and the waiting it entails. The last line of the poem 三五年时三五月 (三五 means 3 fives, which is 15) can be roughly translated as "The time of fifteen years is that many times of full moons," describing the pain of waiting.
The title 风露立中宵 can be translated as:
The poem in Chinese:
A full English translation of the poem is unavailable.