Mid-Autumn Festival 2022
I wish everyone 中秋节快乐! Happy Mid-Autumn Festival! A time for family reunion, for celebrating the autumn harvest with the full moon on the 15th day of the 8th lunar month, a most joyous and festive of occasions.
This is a poem describing the mid-autumn full moon by Song Dynasty Poet Li Pu (1063-1127):
A bright spirit in the sky a jeweled mirror rising
silences the music of immortals in the clouds
a perfect wheel at the height of autumn
shines for a thousand miles on a never-ending path
the clever hare falls off its rim
the ugly toad stays out of sight
let's go together on a magic raft
the next time the Silver River [Milky Way] is clear.
*translated by Red Pine 赤松