In loving memory of Liam O'Brien Sensei

Winding River

I come back from the court each day and pawn some spring clothing, Every dat I return to the river as drunk as I can be.

I have many debts for wine all over the place, For men to live to seventy has always been unusual.

I see the butterflies go deeper and deeper between the flowers, And dragonflies in leisured flight between drops of water.

As we’re told, passing time is always on the move, So little time to know each other: we should not be apart.

By Tu Fun