Drinking With Friends Amongst The Blooming Peonies

We had a drinking party
To admire the peonies.
I drank cup after cup till
I was drunk. Then to my shame
I heard the flowers whisper,
“What are we doing, blooming
For these old alcoholics?”
-Liu Yu Hsi

Translated by Kenneth Rexroth

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