Su Tung-po

(1037 - 1101 / China)

On The Birth Of His Son - Poem by Su Tung-po

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.

Comments about On The Birth Of His Son by Su Tung-po

  • Alisha Castle (2/10/2016 12:21:00 PM)

    The poetry by Su Tung-po is really beautiful indeed. (Report) Reply

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  • Fabrizio Frosini (1/21/2016 10:54:00 AM)

    - - a great truth: the world has not changed, from this point of view, since Su Tung-po's times.. ;) (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, April 7, 2010

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