Du Fu

(712 - 770 / Henan Province / China)

Looking At Mount Tai - Poem by Du Fu

How is Mountain Tai?
Its green is seen beyond State Qi and State Lu,
a distillation of creation's spirit and beauty.
Its slopes split day into Yin and Yang.
Its rising clouds billow in my chest.
Homecoming birds fly through my wide-open eyes.
I should climb to the summit
and in one glance see all other mountains dwarfed.

Comments about Looking At Mount Tai by Du Fu

  • Henry Tong (1/30/2018 10:51:00 AM)

    I guess the English translation doesn't capture as much as Chinese meter. My Chinese teacher told us that it has the neatest meter- antithesis, rhyme, tone and structure. (Report) Reply

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  • (5/23/2017 1:12:00 AM)

    home coming birds fly through my wide open eyes. is from genius mind.
    distillation of creation beauty and spirit.
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Poem Submitted: Monday, August 13, 2012

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