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Yun-kan Tzu: done with the world

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Yun-kan Tzu: done with the world
   
  
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done with the world
and pure
          as darkness
nothing to hold me
nothing restrain
the old guy here
within the grove
before blue cliffs the
moon's companion
mad and singing
drunk and dancing
smashed, polluted with the wine
of endless life

(
Yun-k'an Tzu)
  

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Source and Recommended Reading:

'Wine Of Endless Life: Taoist Drinking Songs from the Yuan Dynasty'
By Jerome P. Seaton (Editor)

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Description:

"An anthology of nearly 100 Chinese lyrics (san-ch'u) by 23 poets, three of them anonymous, all from the Yuan period (1271-1368). Seaton's colloquial English renderings are a sheer pleasure to read, so much so that the reader is apt to forget he is enjoying translations..."

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