Du Fu

(712 - 770 / Henan Province / China)

The Eight Formations - Poem by Du Fu

Your achievements overshadowed
any in the Three Kingdoms;
most famous of all was your design
for the Eight Formations.

Against the river’s surge,
they stand solid, immovable,
a monument to your lasting regret
at failing to swallow up Wu.


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Poem Submitted: Thursday, April 8, 2010

Poem Edited: Monday, May 9, 2011


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