Sunday, January 05, 2020


Fill It to the Brim

Po Chü-i,"Under the flowering trees, urging myself to drink wine," tr. Arthur Waley, The Life and Times of Po Chü-i, 772-846 A.D. (1949; rpt. London: George Allen & Unwin Ltd, 1970), p. 26:
Wine is here; when you fill your cup be sure to fill it to the brim!
There is blossom on the tree; look quickly! It will soon be lying on the grass.
Do not pretend that a man of thirty still counts as young;
Of three parts that make a hundred one is almost gone.

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