Families of Fishermen Are Proud of Themselves

Li, Qing-zhao (1081 A.D.-1154 A.D.?)

    We can sense that Spring will arrive soon even though it is snowing. The shiny jade branches are adorned with cold plum blossoms. Their half-opened fragrant faces are tender and enchanting. In the yard, beauties come out of the bath and put on new raiment.

    Perhaps God has the following intention: Let the moon shine on the earth splendidly. Let us appreciate the green-ants 1 in the golden wine jar. Do not fear drunkenness. We will not compete with the blossoms for beauty tonight.

1 "Green-ants" refers to the green foam on the surface of newly-brewed wine. Here "green-ants" is just anther name for wine.