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New Moon by Tu Fu

The bright, thin, new moon appears,

Tipped askew in the heavens.

It no sooner shines over

The ruined fortress than the

Evening clouds overwhelm it.

The Milky Way shines unchanging

Over the freezing mountains

Of the border. White frost covers

The garden. The Chrysanthemums

Clot and freeze in the night.

 

From One Hundred Poems From the Chinese by Kenneth Rexroth

 

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