Li Po

(701-762 / Chu / Kazakhstan)

Alone Looking At The Mountain

Poem by Li Po

All the birds have flown up and gone;
A lonely cloud floats leisurely by.
We never tire of looking at each other -
Only the mountain and I.


Comments about Alone Looking At The Mountain by Li Po

  • Sachidananda PandaSachidananda Panda (8/15/2019 6:23:00 AM)

    isolation deep deep deep within lost in the thoughts barren and frightening..(Report)Reply

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  • Castellenas JohnCastellenas John (4/12/2019 10:49:00 AM)

    Powerful use of words. I could see everything.(Report)Reply

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  • Gerhardt (3/29/2019 10:55:00 AM)

    amazing poem makes me think about who i hang out with or what im doing with my life but more make my think about my life(Report)Reply

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  • Lacey (2/28/2019 10:13:00 AM)

    Did help a little(Report)Reply

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  • Tapan M. SarenTapan M. Saren (6/6/2018 3:32:00 AM)

    One of the finest Chinese poems.(Report)Reply

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  • Damion HamiltonDamion Hamilton (3/4/2018 3:55:00 PM)

    short and beautiful poem about finding happiness within yourself.(Report)Reply

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  • Marion (1/30/2018 1:38:00 PM)

    Beautiful and pure.......(Report)Reply

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  • Walterrean Salley (11/23/2016 3:57:00 PM)

    Alone Looking At The Mountain - Poem by Li Po.) **Musing. Meditation. The poet finds a way to deal with his loneliness.(Report)Reply

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  • Charles Wamuti (6/5/2016 3:12:00 PM)

    I loved this short poem. It is easy to visualize too.(Report)Reply

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  • Tapan M. SarenTapan M. Saren (3/21/2016 11:24:00 AM)

    Short but very nice....(Report)Reply

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  • * Sunprincess * (9/13/2015 10:18:00 PM)

    ..........lovely imagery, so peaceful and perfectly penned ★(Report)Reply

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  • Terry CraddockTerry Craddock (9/12/2014 3:35:00 AM)

    High Mountains Walk Elevated Heights

    even when wild all
    the birds have flown
    alone is never alone

    accompanied by clouds
    in high mountains gazing
    we walk elevated heights


    Copyright © Terence George Craddock
    Inspired by the poem 'Alone Looking at the Mountain' by Li Po.(Report)Reply

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  • Terry CraddockTerry Craddock (9/11/2014 6:48:00 PM)

    even when the birds have flown, alone is never alone, accompanied by clouds, in mountains gazing(Report)Reply

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  • Kay Staley (9/11/2014 9:20:00 AM)

    Portrays a gentle relationship between the mountain and the poet. Nice calming effect to the reader. Simple and short and easy to remember and play back in your mind from time to time. I wish that it had more meaning or that I understood the real meaning that it has.(Report)Reply

    Stephen W(9/11/2014 3:29:00 PM)

    Maybe it's fine as it is, without hidden meaning.

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  • Naida Nepascua SupnetNaida Nepascua Supnet (9/11/2014 8:46:00 AM)

    lipo was my first love among the poets(Report)Reply

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  • Babatunde AremuBabatunde Aremu (9/11/2014 5:04:00 AM)

    Terse but powerful poem. I guess the poet got inspiration from the mountain(Report)Reply

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  • Gangadharan Nair Pulingat (9/11/2014 3:24:00 AM)

    A very small poem but great sayings.(Report)Reply

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  • Charity NduhiuCharity Nduhiu (9/11/2014 3:04:00 AM)

    sweet and short. Nice poem(Report)Reply

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  • Aftab Alam KhursheedAftab Alam Khursheed (9/11/2014 2:52:00 AM)

    Here the poet..stood talking with mountain and inhaling the beauty of nature...Words are killin'(Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, December 31, 2002

Poem Edited: Wednesday, June 10, 2015


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