To the Tune of “West River Moon” Part II: for Qian Dai-Zhi by Su Tung-p’o (Su Dong-Po)

Do not sigh over the desolate prairie
Linger before you leave for Lu
We remember the fire of youth
understand life as a brief lodging

My thousand stems of white hair salute you
I fine you a hundred deep cups of wine
Who needs to float in a pond of wine
I am utterly drunk on account of you

translated by Yun Wang

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