Enjoying the Bright Moon

Sitting in the yard or near a window to enjoy the glorious moon is another festival tradition.

Historically, the mid-autumn moon has always been a popular theme for Chinese poets and writers to express their feelings and create an idyllic scene.

Writing poetry about the moon was an art form and also a philosophical and spiritual discipline that was widespread among scholars, officials, and emperors of many dynasties

Many great poems have been written by poets past and present, the clear and bright moon their inspiration.

And the great historical figures, that had enjoyed the full moon, have each left the earth, one by one. They are no longer able to appreciate moonlight, but the moon remains, providing brightness on dark nights.

The Moon lady, herself, may now be in solitude, but she sends light to those on Earth as she continues to witness all the worldly joys and sorrows of human beings.