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Chinese poem illustration: 十五夜望月寄杜中郎/ Looking to the moon and post a poem to officer Du in the night of 15th by Wang Jian

十五夜望月寄杜郎中

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Sept. 13, 2019 is Mid-Autumn festival. This video is my celebration and gift for this day of reunion, and wish you all cherish your family and friends, not only at this day.

The poet Wang Jian is considered as classical per his style in Mid-Tang period. He wrote straightforward with simplicity, focusing on the normal people’s daily life and their miserables, in a time of corrupted politics and too much casualties nationwide due to the endless wars.

This poem was written in a mid-autumn festival night, the scenario of a festival party was depicted by some carefully selected minutiae, picturesque and familiar to everyone.

十五夜望月寄杜郎中
王建

中庭地白树栖鸦,
冷露无声湿桂花。
今夜月明人尽望,
不知秋思落谁家。

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