Posted by: W. E. Poplaski | June 29, 2009

POEM OF THE DAY: Looking at the Moon and Thinking of One Far Away

by Zhang Jiuling (673 – 740).

Looking at the Moon and Thinking of One Far Away

The moon, grown full now over the sea,
Brightening the whole of heaven,
Brings to separated hearts
The long thoughtfulness of night….
It is no darker though I blow out my candle.          5
It is no warmer though I put on my coat.
So I leave my message with the moon
And turn to my bed, hoping for dreams.

Notes:
http://www.newworldencyclopedia.org/entry/Zhang_Jiuling
http://www.answers.com/topic/zhang-jiuling

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