Li Po

(701-762 / Chu / Kazakhstan)

Mountain Drinking Song

Poem by Li Po

To drown the ancient sorrows,
we drank a hundred jugs of wine
there in the beautiful night.
We couldn't go to bed with the moon so bright.

The finally the wine overcame us
and we lay down on the empty mountain--
the earth for a pillow,
and a blanket made of heaven.

Li T'ai-po
tr. Hamil

Comments about Mountain Drinking Song by Li Po

  • * Sunprincess * (9/12/2015 9:41:00 PM) this ★ the earth for a pillow
    and a blanket made of heaven(Report)Reply

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  • Tim Standridge (6/15/2007 4:27:00 PM)

    ....... sounds like a good time was had by all.....(Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, December 31, 2002