- Pearl River Delta to Beijing -
I'd like to ride the wind to fly home.
Yet I fear the crystal and jade mansions
are much too high and cold for me.
Dancing with my moonlit shadow,
It does not seem like the human world.
The moon rounds the red mansion,
Stoops to silk-pad doors,
Shines upon the sleepless, Bearing no grudge,
Why does the moon tend to be full when people are apart?
- Su Shi (1037–1101 AD), “Prelude to Water Melody”