‘Tis what time three meets five, Selene is a globe!
Her pure rays fill the court, the jadelike rails enrobe!
Lo! in the heavens her disk to view doth now arise,
And in the earth below to gaze men lift their eyes.
– Dream of Red Mansion
With urgent haste I inform the spring
Flowers must open their petals tonight
Don’t wait for the morning wind to blow!
– Empress Wu Zetian