Nicholas Browning

Rice Wine

Raise a red-glaze cup,
To honor one another,
Careful not to spill.


Slowly with great aim,
Mind's delight; until the 'morn,
We all, have our fill.


Laugh, sing,
Cry if you please!
A man's banquet shall know no end,


Frolic, play,
Drink some more,
And rejoice among our friends!


  • Michael Edwards

    Found the translation and enjoyed it - a great celebration - I raise the red cup to you.

    • Nicholas Browning

      As I to you, good sir. Thanks for stopping by!

    • orchidee

      Erm, I expect I shall enjoy it - after couple of hours translation by myself! At the moment, it's 'all Greek' to me!

      • Nicholas Browning

        Haha, no worries. Thanks for stopping by friend.

      • Goldfinch60

        I raise a glass to your health Nicholas.

      • Its Raskolnikov

        I like it, very warming

      • abstractempo

        And here I thought sake was clear, transparent. Or does it vary?
        Very frivolous and of good nature; something to read when having a bad day...I like this.

        • Nicholas Browning

          Thank you very much for reading and commenting sir! Rice wine‚Äč, if it's unfiltered, retains a murky white flake in the liquid. I assume it's from the rice itself. Unfiltered peach sake is absolutely delicious.

          • abstractempo

            Oh! I see, "red-glazed cup" wasn't referring to the liquid, but the actual cup. Not sure how that slipped by me - Very clever choice of words!
            Ah, so I see this was your first but certainly not your last.

            I've always had a curiosity for Soju - Korean liquor. In that case I'd say Konbae!

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