Oriental Stories/Volume 1/Issue 4/The Mirror

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Oriental Stories (vol. 1, no. 4)  (1931)  edited by Farnsworth Wright
The Mirror by Frank Owen

The Mirror

By Hung Long Tom

Immortal Li Po
Likens the moon
To a mirror
Flying through the sky.

Perhaps the God of Night
Is searching
For some gorgeous yellow girl
Whose face for a brief instant
Was reflected in the mirror.

Forever will the moon
Keep flying
Across the sky
Till the beloved reflection
Appears again.

For even gods
Can not withstand
The grace of Manchu girls.