Chinese poem illustration: 月夜忆舍弟 and 月夜// Thinking of My Brothers in the Full Moon’s Night by Du Fu
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This video explored two poems of Du Fu written in two consecutive Mid-Autumn Festival(中秋节), the exact year and date are pin pointed to Sept. 2nd, 757 C.E. and Sept. 13th, 756 C.E. respectively. It is a festival in August 15th lunar calender, or in Oct. 1st, 2020.
Full moon’s day in classic literature is almost identcial to Mid-Autumn Festival especially when the context is about famliy, hometown or friends. By comparing this two poems, we can see how fundamentally Du Fu had changed by war in a year: family and frendship were the last few things he could rely on in a chaos of war.
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