Posted by: W. E. Poplaski | July 6, 2009

POEM OF THE DAY: Nocturnal Reflections While Traveling

by Du Fu (712 – 770).

Nocturnal Reflections While Travelling

Gentle breeze on grass by the shore,
The boat’s tall mast alone at night.
Stars fall to the broad flat fields,
Moon rises from the great river’s flow.
Have my writings not made any mark?             5
An official should stop when old and sick.
Fluttering from place to place I resemble,
A gull between heaven and earth.


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