Du Fu

(712 - 770 / Henan Province / China)

Behind The Gates Of The Wealthy - Poem by Du Fu

zhu men jiu rou chou
lu you dong si gu

Behind the gates of the wealthy
food lies rotting from waste
Outside it's the poor
who lie frozen to death


Comments about Behind The Gates Of The Wealthy by Du Fu

  • Fabrizio Frosini (6/11/2016 2:45:00 PM)


    There was a period in his harsh life than Du Fu was very poor.. so poor that one of his children died of starvation.. (Report) Reply

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  • Fabrizio Frosini (6/11/2016 1:40:00 PM)


    '' Behind the gates of the wealthy
    food lies rotting from waste
    Outside it's the poor
    who lie frozen to death ''

    - In Italian:

    Dietro le porte dei ricchi
    il cibo sprecato marcisce;
    Al di fuori, i poveri
    giacciono nel freddo mortale.
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Poem Submitted: Thursday, April 8, 2010

Poem Edited: Monday, May 9, 2011


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