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Let me drink up the cups allowed me in this life!


© 2007
BASID #701

Beth Ames Swartz
Let me drink up the cups allowed me in this life!
acrylic and mixed media on canvas
24" x 36" (0.61m x 0.91m)
2007

 

 

(Du Fu, also Romanized as Tu Fu, 712 - 770 A.C.E, Chinese)



Jueju Composed at Random
(fourth of a series of nine)

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 kenó
first let me drink up the cups allowed me in this life!


Bynner, Witter and Kiang, Kang Hu, trans. The Jade Mountain: A Chinese Anthology (Being 300 Poems of the T'ang Dynasty (618-906). New York: Vintage Books, 1972;Alfred A Knopf, 1929, 69.