It is a poem by Li Bai 李白.He is belong to the group called "Eight Immortals of the Wine Cup" , a term come up by Du Fu to address a group of poets of their passion to alcohol. I never really knew chinese poetry but only this group, so here the poem that I really like to get translate.
I hope that other member can help me on more details of the poem,as always, because on very limited time I can only provide the poem itself. Please help on Pinyin and simplified version as well, thanks.
Hopefully can be enjoyed through this week.
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Edited by jullian_bei, 14 October 2008 - 12:34 AM.