The Year Keng-wu, Night of the Fifteenth, Facing the Moon by Ch’i-chi

Sea calm, sky blue, moon just now full–
in my poems I think how cold Hsuan-tsung must be tonight.
The jade rabbit in the moon, if he has a heart, will remember too,
as he looks west and cannot see the old Ch’ang-an.

translated  by Burton Watson

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