DU FU - A Company of Woman

A rare "holiday" poem by Du Fu.  He must be the guest of a wealthly person.  This poem written in his youth, expresses the beautiful feelings of a young man and poet who is about to make his fame and fortune.  His fame was limited in his lifetime, yet he was renowned by his peers, such as Li Po.  It was rare for Du Fu to express feelings about women.  Most of his poems are about the tragedy of the human condition.  He was married twice.

Du Fu Writing Poetry while drunk.

 

    Alighting from their horses, guests are welcomed

    To our riverboat by a company of lovely women.

    Their fans are mirrored in purest water while they sing.

    Their dancing gowns sweep wide circles along the beach.

    White sleeves float upon the wind in unison.

    Ripples down below tip sunlit winejars to and fro.

    Behold these teasing eyes and vivid faces smiling

    All at once, madly lighting youthful hearts on fire!

     

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