Tu Fu

(712-770 / Gong County / China)

Gazing at the Sacred Peak


For all this, what is the mountain god like?
An unending green of lands north and south:
From ethereal beauty Creation distills
There, yin and yang split dusk and dawn.

Swelling clouds sweep by. Returning birds
Ruin my eyes vanishing. One day soon,
At the summit, the other mountains will be
Small enough to hold, all in a single glance.

Submitted: Saturday, May 26, 2001

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  • Gold Star - 4,859 Points Savita Tyagi (4/2/2013 3:53:00 PM)

    Lovely poem in its simplicity. A longing for nature's wonders, to reach the unreachable is in hearts of us from time eternal. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Alana Zisca Hosein (5/27/2006 1:39:00 PM)

    I suppose the human spirit is such that we all long to hold mountains in our hands and conquer the great, conquer the mountains in our lives... (Report) Reply

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