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

  • Rookie - 181 Points Valerie Hutchinson-morgan (6/7/2015 10:13:00 PM)

    Words transport the reader to a magical landscape at dawn. (Report) Reply

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  • Veteran Poet - 1,981 Points Cigeng Zhang (6/7/2015 9:53:00 PM)

    I always adore the Tang poetry.It's so wonderful to read the translated work. (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 976 Points Xing Hua (6/7/2015 8:54:00 AM)

    Someone who have translated dufu'poems into english is great! (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 976 Points Xing Hua (6/7/2015 8:44:00 AM)

    好雨知时节,当春乃发生。
    随风潜入夜,润物细无声。
    野径云俱黑,江船火独明。
    晓看红湿处,花重锦官城。 (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 976 Points Xing Hua (6/7/2015 8:42:00 AM)

    好雨知时节,当春乃发生。
    随风潜入夜,润物细无声。
    野径云俱黑,江船火独明。
    晓看红湿处,花重锦官城。 (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 976 Points Xing Hua (6/7/2015 8:42:00 AM)

    好雨知时节,当春乃发生。
    随风潜入夜,润物细无声。
    野径云俱黑,江船火独明。
    晓看红湿处,花重锦官城。 (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 1,531 Points Naida Nepascua Supnet (6/7/2015 5:41:00 AM)

    Oh, TuFu
    Why do I love you
    And why does your poem catch my fancy. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 19,346 Points Kim Barney (6/7/2015 5:19:00 AM)

    Usually Tu Fu's poems don't do much for me. I prefer the writings of his brother To. However, this one is very well done. You can hear the rain and smell the musk. Very enjoyable. (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 1,822 Points Roop Rekha Bhaskar (6/7/2015 1:45:00 AM)

    Thank you. You brought back memories of a beautiful rainy day. very pleasant words. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 14,031 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

  • Gold Star - 31,725 Points Gangadharan Nair Pulingat (5/10/2014 9:33:00 AM)

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

  • Silver Star - 3,135 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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