Treasure Island

Su Tung-po

(1037 - 1101 / China)

Shui Tiao Ko Tou


Will a moon so bright ever arise again?
Drink a cupful of wine and ask of the sky.
I don't know where the palace gate of heaven is,
Or even the year in which tonight slips by.
I want to return riding the whirl-wind! But I
Feel afraid that this heaven of jasper and jade
Lets in the cold, its palaces rear so high.
I shall get up and dance with my own shadow.
From life endured among men how far a cry!

Round the red pavilion
Slanting through the lattices
Onto every wakeful eye,
Moon, why should you bear a grudge, O why
Insist in time of separation so th fill the sky?
Men know joy and sorow, parting and reunion;
The moon lacks lustre, brightly shines; is al, is less.
Perfection was never easily come by.
Though miles apart, could men but live for ever
Dreaming they shared this moonlight endlessly!

Submitted: Thursday, January 01, 2004

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  • Vlad Bogdan (12/9/2006 7:10:00 PM)

    I shall get up and dance with my own shadow. In the end when there's no one left, your shadow is yor only faithfull companion.The shadow is in the end your only true companion in life and after. (Report) Reply

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