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Saturday, 5 March 2016

Drunken Fisherman by A Reed Bank by Tang Yin

Punting pole stuck in the reeds, he ties up his skiff;
Late at night, the moon climbs to the top of the pole.
The old fisherman is dead drunk, call him, he won’t wake up,
In the morning he rises, frost-prints on the shadow of his raincoat.


Date: c1500 (original); 1976 (translation)

By: Tang Yin (1470-1524)

Translated by: Jonathan Chaves (1943- )