琴茶 - 李白
Zither and Tea - Li Bai
Standing balanced and firm within moving crowds,
there’s pleasure in taking one’s own path in life.
Retirement from office means many drunken springs,
growing older is calmer when books remain closed.
A zither player’s dearest companion is clear water,
A tea drinker’s old friend is Mount Meng.
Study and hard work have long been my partners,
Who’s to say that I won’t return to that life?