Alone And Drinking Under The Moon Poem by Li Po

Alone And Drinking Under The Moon

Rating: 3.3


Amongst the flowers I
am alone with my pot of wine
drinking by myself; then lifting
my cup I asked the moon
to drink with me, its reflection
and mine in the wine cup, just
the three of us; then I sigh
for the moon cannot drink,
and my shadow goes emptily along
with me never saying a word;
with no other friends here, I can
but use these two for company;
in the time of happiness, I
too must be happy with all
around me; I sit and sing
and it is as if the moon
accompanies me; then if I
dance, it is my shadow that
dances along with me; while
still not drunk, I am glad
to make the moon and my shadow
into friends, but then when
I have drunk too much, we
all part; yet these are
friends I can always count on
these who have no emotion
whatsoever; I hope that one day
we three will meet again,
deep in the Milky Way.

COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Akachukwu Lekwauwa 15 February 2016

classic. how I love moon poems. this is extraordinary piece. never alone! ...always make the best of every moment you have

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Kinyua Karanja 04 August 2015

Nice poem, I too accompany myself and feel at home when away from crowd. Solitude is something that accompany someone willingly and unwilling and you have no option except to enjoy that company.

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* Sunprincess * 13 September 2015

........nicely penned, I feel if One love's One self, .... then One will be happy alone with One self...yet if One doesn't love One self...how can One expect others to love, and wish to spend time with One ?

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Rajnish Manga 19 December 2014

This beautiful poem reminds me of 'Rubaaiyat of Omar Khaiyyam'. I wish every individual could feel and have the same unison with nature. Thanks for sharing this lovely poem.

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Rajesh Thankappan 19 December 2014

Sometimes ideas can be our best friends and it is great a idea to have someone reliable like the moon and the shadow as friends.

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Sylvia Frances Chan 30 August 2021

Rereading this Classic poem by the Great Oriental Poet is very pleasant

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Sylvia Frances Chan 28 August 2021

Very touching, a poem full of loneliness and melancholy.5 Stars full

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Chinedu Dike 28 August 2021

Nicely expressed thoughts and feelings...........

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Lyn Paul 28 August 2021

It is so beautiful appreciating loneliness when you have a choice to be lonely. Thank you

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yes 13 May 2021

come to read Li's poems in chinese character, you'll surrender to him

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