Moon at Night in Ch’ang-an
North of here in the moonlight
She too looks up in loneliness.
I am sad for our little children,
Too young to think of far off Ch’ang-an.
Cold light on arms of jade.
When will we two stir the silk curtains
While one moon shows the stain of tears?
Note: Tu is in the occupied capital. The past glory is already distant in time. His wife and children are in Fu-chou in the north-east. Those who are parted are linked to each other through watching the same moon.