Tu Fu

(712-770 / Gong County / China)

Spring Night In The Imperial Chancellery - Poem by Tu Fu

Evening falls on palace walls shaded by flowering trees, with cry of birds
flying past on their way to roost. The stars quiver as they look down on the
myriad doors of the palace, and the moon's light increases as she moves into
the ninefold sky. Unable to sleep, I seem to hear the sound of the bronze-clad
doors opening for the audience, or imagine the sound of bridle-bells bourne
upon the wind. Having a sealed memorial to submit at tomorrow's levee, I make
frequent inquiries about the progress of the night.


Comments about Spring Night In The Imperial Chancellery by Tu Fu

  • Veteran Poet - 1,689 Points Naida Nepascua Supnet (5/17/2015 10:01:00 PM)

    I can hear the crying of the birds, and the flowering trees...and I only know it's Tufu who can do it well. (Report) Reply

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  • Rookie - 258 Points Abdisaber Yusuf (5/17/2015 5:38:00 PM)

    Our literature needs not more meaningless stuffs and rhymes.

    We need new stuffs [5 (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 8,170 Points Herbert Guitang (5/17/2015 3:12:00 AM)

    Abounding and pouring poem (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 8,170 Points Herbert Guitang (5/17/2015 3:10:00 AM)

    Evening falls on palace walls shaded by flowering trees, with cry of birds
    flying past on their way to roost.
    Nice metaphor (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, May 26, 2001



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