About Tu Fu Poem by Li Po

About Tu Fu

Rating: 2.9


I met Tu Fu on a mountaintop
in August when the sun was hot.

Under the shade of his big straw hat
his face was sad--

in the years since we last parted,
he'd grown wan, exhausted.

Poor old Tu Fu, I thought then,
he must be agonizing over poetry again.

Li Po
tr. Hamil

COMMENTS OF THE POEM
* Sunprincess * 13 September 2015

......a wonderful read and excellent tribute ?

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Gajanan Mishra 02 April 2015

agonizing over poetry, I like it.

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Yvonne Prete 17 March 2012

So where do I find his farewell poem?

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Jeremy Yamashiro 16 June 2006

and i think the reason tu fu was *second* best poet was because of all the agonizing he goes through; tu fu's poetry is about war and politics, li po's about nature and wine - i think this gives li po an unfair advantage when it comes to beautiful poetry.

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Uriah Hamilton 14 June 2005

The greatest poet in China thinking fondly about the second greatest poet in China, what a poem!

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