Michizane composes a poem by moonlight

Michizane composes a poem by moonlight

Sugawara no Michizane (845-903 AD) was a courtier who was posthumously deified as Tenjin, the god of music, literature, and calligraphy. At age eleven, he composed the following poem in classical Chinese form: “The moon glimmers like bright snow, and plum blossoms appear like reflected stars – Ah! The golden mirror of the moon passes overhead as fragrance from the jade chamber fills the garden.” (printed January 1886)

 

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s