by Allan CF Goh
Up in the blissful autumn night,
Hanging by the majestic pines,
The silvery moon proudly shines,
Sprouting her divine light so fine.
The serene lake tries valiantly,
To mirror the moon’s bright splendor,
By reflecting a rounded light,
Water-dancing in paired ardour.
The moon traces a blessed circle,
Symbolizing a completeness,
Of the abundance of family,
And their bonded togetherness.
The family gathers in great joy,
To celebrate the communion,
For receiving a good harvest,
For blessing a kin’s reunion.
This night the sweet moon-cake is shared
Amongst all in the family.
This signifies a roundedness,
Celebrated in homily.
This night, all the children rejoice
In the display of great lanterns,
Created for the moon festival
In a variety of patterns.