The Rogue Healer

The Man They Couldn't Kill. The Most Remarkable Story You've Never Heard

Three – With the Moon and His Shadow

Leave a comment


With a jar of wine I sit by the flowering trees.

I drink alone, and where are my friends?

Ah, the moon above looks down on me;

I call and lift my cup to his brightness.

And see, there goes my shadow before me.

Ho! We’re a party of three, I say,—

Though the poor moon can’t drink,

And my shadow but dances around me,

We’re all friends to-night,

The drinker, the moon and the shadow.

Let our revelry be suited to the spring!


I sing, the wild moon wanders the sky.

I dance, my shadow goes tumbling about.

While we’re awake, let us join in carousal;

Only sweet drunkenness shall ever part us.

Let us pledge a friendship no mortals know,

And often hail each other at evening

Far across the vast and vaporous space !

Li Po

Tang Dynasty

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s