the moon descends as i pour alone

in a blossomed glade one crock of wine
alone i pour without another to love

full goblets entreat the insightful moon
our shadow casts three mates

as the moon can't fathom a swallow
this empty reflection resembles my fate

fleeting companions - the moon leads a shadow
heralding glee - a moment as long as youth

i cheer the moon's flowing gown revue
i shamble a straggling umbra

agreed to meet quickly when we recover
elated we divide and scatter

bound forever without bonds we'll ramble
until the wee Milky Way

Li Bo

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