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Du Fu


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Du Fu (Chinese: 杜甫; pinyin: Du Fu; Wade-Giles: Tu Fu, 712–770) was a prominent Chinese poet of the Tang Dynasty. Along with Li Bai (Li Po), he is frequently called the greatest of the Chinese poets. His own greatest ambition was to help his country by becoming a successful civil servant, but he proved unable to make the necessary accommodations. His life, like the whole country, was devastated by the An Lushan Rebellion of 755, and the last 15 years of his life were a time of almost constant unrest.

Initially little known, his works came to be hugely influential in both Chinese and Japanese culture. Of his poetic writing, nearly fifteen hundred poems written by Du Fu have been handed down over the ages. He has been called Poet-Historian and
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Average rating: 3.93 · 2,305 ratings · 288 reviews · 55 distinct worksSimilar authors
The Selected Poems of Tu Fu

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Du Fu: A Life in Poetry

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A Little Primer of Tu Fu

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Spring in the Ruined City

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The Poetry of Du Fu

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Tu Fu: Selected Poems

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Chinese Poetry, Anthology o...

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Kam spěchají ty květy

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В поход за Великую стену

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杜甫全集

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“A falcon hovers at the edge of the sky.
Two gulls drift slowly up the river.

Vulnerable while they ride the wind,
they coast and glide with ease.

Dew is heavy on the grass below,
the spider's web is ready.

Heaven's ways include the human:
among a thousand sorrows, I stand alone.”
Tu Fu

“At the edge of heaven, tatters of autumn
Cloud. After ten thousand miles of clear
Lovely morning, the west wind arrives. Here,
Long rains haven't slowed farmers. Frontier

Willows air thin kingfisher colors, and
Red fruit flecks mountain pears. As a flute's
Mongol song drifts from a tower, one
Goose climbs clear through vacant skies.”
Tu Fu, The Selected Poems of Tu Fu

“Could I get mansions covering ten thousand miles, I'd house all the poor scholars and make them beam with smiles”
Fu Du

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