Treasure Island

Su Tung-po

(1037 - 1101 / China)

On the birth of his son


Families, when a child is born
Want it to be intelligent.
I, through intelligence,
Having wrecked my whole life,
Only hope the baby will prove
Ignorant and stupid.
Then he will crown a tranquil life
By becoming a Cabinet Minister.

Submitted: Wednesday, April 07, 2010

Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (On the birth of his son by Su Tung-po )

Enter the verification code :

There is no comment submitted by members..

Top Poems

  1. Phenomenal Woman
    Maya Angelou
  2. The Road Not Taken
    Robert Frost
  3. If You Forget Me
    Pablo Neruda
  4. Still I Rise
    Maya Angelou
  5. Dreams
    Langston Hughes
  6. Annabel Lee
    Edgar Allan Poe
  7. If
    Rudyard Kipling
  8. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening
    Robert Frost
  9. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings
    Maya Angelou
  10. Invictus
    William Ernest Henley

PoemHunter.com Updates

New Poems

  1. If I were a pet, Nassy Fesharaki
  2. Comforts in the dark, Mark Heathcote
  3. Million Billion Dollar Elite Divorce Cou.., Terence G. Craddock
  4. Prophet, Nassy Fesharaki
  5. Think of no dark, hasmukh amathalal
  6. Paper and Scissors, Kevin Patrick
  7. Feel equally, hasmukh amathalal
  8. Long time friend, Angel A. Lockwood
  9. Slaves Into A New World Order, Terence G. Craddock
  10. Magritte and This Morning Bewick's Wren, W.M. Rivera

Poem of the Day

poet William Wordsworth

I

I AM not One who much or oft delight
To season my fireside with personal talk.--
Of friends, who live within an easy walk,
Or neighbours, daily, weekly, in my sight:
...... Read complete »

   
[Hata Bildir]