In honour of tonight’s full moon, a white-gouache-on-black-paper sketch inspired by a poem by the 11th-century Chinese poet Su Shi (also known as Su Tungpo). The poem is set to the traditional Chinese melody “Shuidiao Getou” (“thinking of you”). You can read an English translation of the full poem here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shuidiao_Getou My drawing illustrates the following passage:
I’d like to ride the wind to fly home.
Yet I fear the crystal and jade mansions [of the Palace of the Moon]
are much too high and cold for me.
Dancing with my moonlit shadow,
It does not seem like the human world.