Li Qingzhao - Night comes, and I’m so drunk it takes forever to undo my hair
Type of Spiritual Experience
Drunk = spiritually intoxicated
A description of the experience
Night comes, and I’m so drunk it takes forever to undo my hair,
plum-blossom petals stuck to dying branches.
A haze of wine thinning away shatters spring sleep,
and once the dream’s broken, there’s no going back:
it’s all silence, silence,
moon drifting closer, closer,
kingfisher blinds rolled down.
Again a last few ravaged petals dying,
again fondling a remnant fragrance,
again inhabiting this very moment.