Bai Juyi

(772–846 / Taiyuan, Shanxi)

Drunk Again - Poem by Bai Juyi

Last year, when I lay sick,
I vowed
I'd never touch a drop again
As long as I should live.

But who could know
Last year
What this year's spring would bring ?

And here I am,
Coming home from old Liu's house
As drunk as I can be!

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, March 21, 2012

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