Alone Looking At The Mountain Poem by Li Po

Alone Looking At The Mountain

Rating: 3.4

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.

Alone Looking At The Mountain
Pranab K Chakraborty 11 September 2011

Birds have given wings to fly, restless their nature never keeps themselves tranquil in peace, they are specially made for flying. But Mountain has a strong root to stay on the ground as the human being has its own nature to follow the ancestors and the strength to keep the strict singularity about their human root also. So, poet transmits his own idea as a man should do. If the root digged firm into the ground that could be the shelter of different birds in different time. So no sad I feel in reading this one.

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Kay Staley 11 September 2014

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.

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Terry Craddock 12 September 2014

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.

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Hunter Hunters 11 September 2012

It's simple but i tell you, you can write books out of this poem.

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Carlos Echeverria 11 September 2012

Li Po is lovelorn, but still loves life.

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Bryan... 20 September 2023

I love how its short and still engraves a vison in my mind and gets the message across so clearly.

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Eliza Cuihua 05 January 2023


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Rose Marie Juan-austin 28 October 2021

A powerful and wonderful short write. So beautifully crafted and executed.

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Srushti Dodamani 17 August 2020

Amazing.. Beautifully expressed

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Sachidananda Panda 15 August 2019

isolation deep deep deep within lost in the thoughts barren and frightening..

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