Saturday, January 7, 2012

Poem: Drinking with Friends Amongst the Blooming Peonies

We had a drinking party to admire the peonies.
I drank cup after cup 'till I was drunk.

Then to my shame I heard the flowers whisper,

"What are we doing, blooming for these old alcoholics?"
— Ling Huchu (Tang Dynasty, 618-907)
Thanks to author Gregory Maguire for pointing me to this gem.

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