Tu Fu

(712-770 / Gong County / China)

Morning Rain - Poem by Tu Fu

A slight rain comes, bathed in dawn light.
I hear it among treetop leaves before mist
Arrives. Soon it sprinkles the soil and,
Windblown, follows clouds away. Deepened

Colors grace thatch homes for a moment.
Flocks and herds of things wild glisten
Faintly. Then the scent of musk opens across
Half a mountain -- and lingers on past noon.

Comments about Morning Rain by Tu Fu

  • Gold Star - 12,979 Points Rajnish Manga (12/29/2014 3:04:00 AM)

    A normal morning rain scene on the earth has been transformed into a heavenly landscape in this poem. Such is the power of poet's imagination. (Report) Reply

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  • Gold Star - 28,963 Points Gangadharan Nair Pulingat (5/10/2014 9:33:00 AM)

    very good writings from the blessed poet. (Report) Reply

  • Bronze Star - 2,514 Points Hans Vr (7/16/2010 11:39:00 PM)

    good write. One can smell the rain and wet landscape in imagination while reading the poem. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, May 26, 2001

Poem Edited: Saturday, May 26, 2001

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