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A Supermoon Trilogy



January 12, 2018 at 8:25 pm Leave a comment

Wolf Moon


January 10, 2018 at 8:25 pm Leave a comment

La Luna


November 2, 2017 at 8:25 pm Leave a comment

A Trip to the Moon

by Georges Méliès


November 1, 2017 at 8:25 pm Leave a comment

Shine on, Harvest Moon!

Shine on, shine on harvest moon
Up in the sky,
I ain’t had no lovin’
Since January, February, June or July
Snow time ain’t no time to stay
Outdoors and spoon,
So shine on, shine on harvest moon,
For me and my gal.


October 5, 2017 at 11:25 pm Leave a comment

Gimme that harvest moon!

By Kobayashi Issa

“Gimme that harvest moon!”
cries the crying

Translated by David G. Lanoue


October 5, 2017 at 8:25 pm Leave a comment

Chang’e Flying to the Moon

Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival Stories

Long, long ago, there were ten suns in the sky. The suns burnt all the plants and people were dying on Earth, until one day excellent archer Hou Yi used his bow and arrows to shoot down nine of the suns. Earth was saved, and people flocked to learn archery from Hou Yi.

The Western Queen Mother gave Hou Yi a bottle of elixir that could make one person immortal. Although Hou Yi did want to become immortal, he wanted to stay with his wife Chang’e more. Therefore, he just kept it at home.

Pang Meng, one of his students, tried to seize the elixir when Hou Yi wasn’t at home. Faced with greedy Pang Meng, Chang’e decided to drink the elixir. It made her fly to the moon where she would stay forever.

To remember her and pray to her, Hou Yi and others started to worship the moon with many offerings.

Chang’e’s image usually appears on Mid-Autumn Festival pictures. Children in China are told that Chang’e is still living on the moon. And on the night of the Mid-Autumn Festival, when the moon is bright, children try their best to find the shape of Chang’e on the moon.


October 4, 2017 at 3:25 pm Leave a comment

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