Friday, 18 September 2009


Evening After Rain.
(It was written by the Tu Fu lived between 712 and 770. )

Sudden rain this afternoon
Saved my thirsty garden.
Now sunset steams the grass
And the river softly glistens.
Who’ll organize my scattered books?
Tonight I’ll fill and fill my glass.
I know they love to talk about me.
But no one faults me for my reclusive life.

Du Fu (also known as Tu Fu) wrote in the High Tang period. His work is very diverse, but his most characteristic poems are autobiographical and historical, recording the effects of war on his own life.


Felinità said...

Text beautiful and delicate operates the image, the Eastern art has a particular charm.
Elaine Miaaaaoooouuuu

Delwyn said...

Hi Elaine

this is both a lovely poem and print...

the blog world work in miraculous ways - this is the second time this poem has appeared this week...but it makes it all the more pleasurable...

Happy days

ആർവി said...

Happy to see a Du Fu. I have translated some of his poems into Malayalam.