A lunar cycle of poems project - night 10
- ~~~Night 10, Hunter's Moon tonight is a full moon ( http://stardate.org/nightsky/moon ) ~~~
Tonight is a glorious full moon, and so it is only suiting that today's poem includes the moon..
"The moon shines bright
Yet o'er its silver mirror
A shade may pass.
So our fair name
In this world's murky courses
May suffer autumn changes." Kato Kiyomasa (July 25, 1562 August 2, 1611), Daimyo. Kato wrote this poem as a part of a formal invitation for tea sent out to Hori Kyutaro Hidemasa.
Source: 'Cha-no-yu, The Japanese Tea Ceremony' by A.L. Sadler