Thursday, June 07, 2018


How Many More Springs Will I See?

The Selected Poems of Du Fu. Translated by Burton Watson (New York: Columbia University Press, 2002), p. 88 (title "Jueju Composed at Random," number 4):
Second month spent by now, third month arrives;
old age creeps up, how many more springs will I see?
But cease thinking of endless matters beyond my ken—
first let me drink up the cups allowed me in this life!

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