Friday, December 25, 2015

full moon

full moon

orphan moon above: house awash in light,
cold night river below flows past the gate—
moon showers gold across the restless current,
reflects on the woven mat outshining silk;
empty mountains quiet—undiminished circle
suspended high extinguishing constellations;
in the garden pines bear cones & cassia blooms:
for ten thousand miles the same clear radiance

Jack Hayes & Sheila Graham-Smith
© 2015
based on Du Fu:
yuè yuán

Acknowledgment: Sheila Graham-Smith for her major contributions in research & editing

Image links to its source on Wiki Commons
A Painting by Ong Schan Tchow entitled "Pine In Moonlight": Family of Ong Schan Tchow
Public domain (per Wiki Commons)

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