Du Fu

(712 - 770 / Henan Province / China)

Upon The Military Recovery Of Henan And Hebei - Poem by Du Fu

News comes to Jianwai1 that Jibei has been recovered
and tears wet my garments when I hear the news.
I turn to look at my wife, all sorrows gone,
and roll up my writings carelessly in crazy joy.
I sing loudly in the sun and can't wait to indulge in wine,
With green Spring as companion it will be a pleasure to return home,
rafting through the Ba and Wu Gorges
then via Xiangyang coming to Luoyang at last!


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Poem Submitted: Thursday, April 8, 2010

Poem Edited: Monday, May 9, 2011


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