images mostly from the Pacific Rim by photographer bruce behnke
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
thinking of you
"Thinking of You"
When will the moon be clear and bright? With a cup of wine in my hand, I ask the blue sky I don't know what season it would be In the heavens on this night I'd like to ride the wind to fly home Yet I fear the crystal and jade mansions are Much too high and cold for me Dancing with my moon-lit shadow It does not seem like the human world
The moon rounds the red mansion Stoops to silk-pad doors Shines upon the sleepless Bearing no grudge Why does the moon tend to be full when people are apart? People may have sorrow or joy, be near or far apart The moon may be dim or bright, wax or wane This has been going on since the beginning of time May we all be blessed with longevity Though far apart, we are still able to share the beauty of the moon together.
On the Mid Autumn Moon Festival of the year 1076, I drank happily till dawn and wrote this in my cups while thinking of my brother Ziyou.