Waking up Drunk on a Spring Day

by Li Po

Life is a huge dream
why work so hard?

all day long I drink
lying outside the front door

looking up through the trees
in the garden

and one bird singing in the flowers

bird, what season is this?
“Spring! I’m a mango bird
and the spring wind makes me sing.”

now I grow sad
very sad.

so I have some more wine
and I sing
out loud
until the bright moon

what was I upset about?
I can’t remember

November 20, 2006 @ 5:54pm . 0 comments