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.


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Poem Submitted: Thursday, April 8, 2010

Poem Edited: Monday, May 9, 2011


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