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Drinking Alone

I take my wine jug out among the flowers
To drink alone, without friends.

I raise my cup to entice the moon.
That, and my shadow, makes us three.

But the moon doesn’t drink,
And my shadow silently follows.

I will travel with moon and shadow,
Happy to the end of spring.

When I sing, the moon dances.
When I dance, my shadow dances, too.

We share life’s joys when sober.
Drunk, each goes a separate way.

Constant friends, although we wander,
We’ll meet again in the Milky Way.


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Poem Drinking Alone - Li Po