Lone Wild Goose Poem by Du Fu

Lone Wild Goose

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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 OF THE POEM
Edward Kofi Louis 23 May 2017

squabbling multitudes! Thanks for sharing.

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M Asim Nehal 11 November 2016

Inspiring n motivating poem....

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Brian Jani 28 June 2014

Well penned poem keep it up Du Fu

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Upendra Upm 23 May 2017

feeling compassion for the single shadow.is good

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Bernard F. Asuncion 23 May 2017

A thousand distant clouds... thanks for posting...

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M Sagnik Das 23 May 2017

nice good poem to go through

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Muzahidul Reza 23 May 2017

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

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Savita Tyagi 23 May 2017

Lone and still flying! Earns respect and admiration!

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Kayode Are 23 May 2017

Caught between compassion for the lost goose and disdain of the crowd.

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Osazee Dankaro 23 May 2017

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.

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Henan Province / China
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