Only the Moon Can Bounce My Worry Back to You

Notes  prepared around the Mooncake Festival, 10 Sept, 2022

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Song dynasty poet Su Shi, aka Dongpu, whose second, honorary name has been borrowed for a succulent dish of glazed pork rind, wrote of the Mooncake or Mid-Autumn Festival (Zhōngqiū Jié, 中秋).

“May we live long and share the beauty of the moon / together, even if we are hundreds of miles apart.”

This is something Nasrin and I experienced in 1989 during my first visit to Curaçao, the story of which I cast into a poem for her.

https://alteritas.net/pastis/puss-and-boots/

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dongpo_pork

Barbara Tropp, Mastering the Art.

https://thewoksoflife.com/braised-pork-belly-dong-po-rou/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chinese_cooking_techniques

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Su Shi – Poet Su Shi Poems

Mid-Autumn Festival (Mooncake Festival, Zhong Qiu Jie) 2022: Traditions, Stories, Food…

水调歌头 (Water Music Song) by Su Shi / Su Tung-P’o

2 of the Most Famous Chinese Mid-Autumn Poems

蘇軾 水調歌頭 Translation: Water Song, by Su Shi (明月幾時有)

Mid-Autumn Moon – Mid-Autumn Moon Poem by Su Shi

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An Introduction to Literary Chinese: Revised Edition (Harvard East Asian Monographs) Paperback – November 15, 2004

An Introduction to Chinese Poetry: from the Canon of Poetry to the Lyrics of the Song Dynasty (Cambridge: Harvard University Asia Center Press, 2017)