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Stars and Moon on the River


© 2008
BASID #763

Beth Ames Swartz
Stars and Moon on the River
acrylic and paste on canvas
16" x 24" (0.41m x 0.61m)
2007

Words in blue visible in painted frame


 

(Du Fu, also Romanized as Tu Fu, 712 - 770 A.C.E, Chinese)



Stars and Moon on the River

The Autumn night is clear
After the thunderstorm.
Venus glows on the river.
the Milky Way is white as snow.
The dark sky is vast and deep.
The Northern Crown sets in the dusk.
The moon like a clear mirror
Rises from the great void. When it
Has climbed high in the sky, moonlit
Frost glitters on the chrysanthemums.