Du Fu

(712 - 770 / Henan Province / China)

Moonlit Night - Poem by Du Fu

Tonight at Fu-chou, this moon she watches
Alone in our room. And my little, far-off
Children, too young to understand what keeps me
Away, or even remember Chang'an. By now,

Her hair will be mist-scented, her jade-white
Arms chilled in its clear light. When
Will it find us together again, drapes drawn
Open, light traced where it dries our tears?


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Poem Submitted: Thursday, January 1, 2004



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