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Old Chinese Poem Called Evening After Rain

Here is a poem called Evening After Rain. It was written by the Chinese Poet Tu Fu. 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.

July 12, 2008 - Posted by | Poetry | ,


  1. That’s great. An amazing transition from thinking about his garden and the river to “Who’ll organize my scattered books?”

    Comment by Jeff | July 12, 2008

  2. Very good. It’s from a collection called Crossing The Yellow River.

    Comment by Neil Aquino | July 13, 2008

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