Full Moon Poem by Du Fu

Full Moon

Rating: 3.3


Above the tower -- a lone, twice-sized moon.
On the cold river passing night-filled homes,
It scatters restless gold across the waves.
On mats, it shines richer than silken gauze.

Empty peaks, silence: among sparse stars,
Not yet flawed, it drifts. Pine and cinnamon
Spreading in my old garden . . . All light,
All ten thousand miles at once in its light!

COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Blue_Jay122 15 May 2018

I like the poem, I feel that Du Fu did a great job with this poem

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Fabrizio Frosini 11 June 2016

The moon also symbolises poetry and dreams, so it's fitting that it plays a role also in Li Po (Li Bai) 's death - the story is that he drowned in a river when he tried to embrace the moon's reflection. [If that's true, he was drunk, presumably, since he was drunk a good deal of the time..]

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Blue_Jay122 15 May 2018

I don't feel that he was drunk. -__-

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Fabrizio Frosini 11 June 2016

It is said that the moon in China has a special meaning. And when it's full, that represents the fullness and reunification of the family

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Bradley Little 05 February 2009

his poems are very touching i like them a lot

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Henan Province / China
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