Tu Fu

(712-770 / Gong County / China)

The Mockingbird - Poem by Tu Fu

What! Is the mocking bird come?
The Spring, he comes to say,
The Spring is here today.
All sounds, all words he knows.
His feathers preen how he will,
He is the same bird still.

Where flowers most thickly screen,
Difficult to be seen,
His varying notes deride
The topmost boughs between.
If out of time he chide.
Lo! slander at your side!

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translated by W. J. B. Fletcher

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, July 2, 2015

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