The Tang Dynasty poet Du fu (712 – 770) wrote this poem in 756 while under arrest in Chang An and missing his wife.
Tonight the Moon
Tonight in Fu Zhou under the moon
You watch her alone in your room
Pity the children cannot comprehend
Your yearning for faraway Chang An
Your tresses damp from the fragrant mist
Arms chilled by the moonlight’s cold caress
When will we embrace by the window
And gaze at each other with dry eyes?
(c) Mary Tang 鄧許文蘭 2017