Du Fu

(712 - 770 / Henan Province / China)

Lone Wild Goose - Poem by Du Fu

Alone, the wild goose refuses food and drink,
his calls searching for the flock.

Who feels compassion for that single shadow
vanishing in a thousand distant clouds?

You watch, even as it flies from sight,
its plaintive calls cutting through you.

The noisy crows ignore it:
the bickering, squabbling multitudes.


Comments about Lone Wild Goose by Du Fu

  • M Sagnik Das (5/23/2017 12:48:00 PM)

    nice good poem to go through (Report)Reply

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  • Muzahidul Reza (5/23/2017 12:26:00 PM)

    Alone, the wild goose refuses food and drink,
    his calls searching for the flock.
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  • Savita Tyagi (5/23/2017 10:39:00 AM)

    Lone and still flying! Earns respect and admiration! (Report)Reply

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  • (5/23/2017 4:38:00 AM)

    Caught between compassion for the lost goose and disdain of the crowd. (Report)Reply

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  • Osazee Dankaro (5/23/2017 4:00:00 AM)

    An excellent. The first word emphasizes the loneliness of the wild goose, and the first line, her emotional state. Yet there is no one to feel or show compassion. Even the crows ignore her. The poem is not about loneliness, but really about that human state where one is abandoned by all. (Report)Reply

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  • Bernard F. Asuncion (5/23/2017 3:21:00 AM)

    A thousand distant clouds... thanks for posting... (Report)Reply

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  • (5/23/2017 1:09:00 AM)

    feeling compassion for the single shadow.is good (Report)Reply

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  • Edward Kofi Louis (5/23/2017 1:04:00 AM)

    squabbling multitudes! Thanks for sharing. (Report)Reply

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  • Mohammed Asim Nehal (11/11/2016 8:29:00 AM)

    Inspiring n motivating poem.... (Report)Reply

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  • Brian Jani (6/28/2014 4:49:00 PM)

    Well penned poem keep it up Du Fu (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, April 8, 2010

Poem Edited: Monday, May 9, 2011


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