To learn more about the Mid-Autumn Moon Festival and the Moon Goddess Chang'E, read our earlier post here.
Li Bai, from the Tang dynasty, is considered one of the greatest Chinese poets. The following poem is so popular, that even today, most Chinese students know it by heart.
Thoughts of a Quiet Night
Before my bed, there is bright-lit moonlight
So that it seems like frost on the ground:
Lifting my head I watch the bright moon
Lowering my head, I dream that I'm home.
- translated by Arthur Cooper
Do you know any poems about the moon? Maybe you'll be inspired while moon gazing tonight. If you would like to read more Chinese poems about the moon, you can print our "booklet" with 3 Chinese poems. Just fold the sheet in half (horizontally along the center), then in half again (vertically along the center), with the image as the front page.