Meng Jiao

(China)

Comments about Meng Jiao

  • Janice Jolan (9/8/2015 11:02:00 AM)

    this poem is perhaps an experienced of all mothers while waiting at home.i think our task is the toughest among all job on earth. a nice poem i like it

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  • Fabrizio Frosini Fabrizio Frosini (9/8/2015 5:29:00 AM)

    from Wikipedia:
    Meng Jiao (Chinese: 孟郊; Wade–Giles: Meng Chiao; 751–814) was a poet of the Tang Dynasty, in China. Two of his poems have been collected in the popular anthology Three Hundred Tang Poems. Meng was the oldest of the Mid-Tang poets and is noted for the unusual forcefulness and harshness of his poems.

Wanderer's Song

The thread in the hand of a kind mother
Is the coat on the wanderer's back.
Before he left she stitched it close
In secret fear that he would be slow to return.
Who will say that the inch of grass in his heart
Is gratitude enough for all the sunshine of spring?
Yarns after yarns,
Mother's busy weaving,
It is a coat for my son who will be leaving.

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