Chinese poem illustration: 自京赴奉先县咏怀五百字/ 500 Characters to Express Feeling on the Way from Capital to Fengxian County by Du Fu
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These days are quite disturbing around the globe. I do feel sort of the poverty, racist, inequality through my own life as well, which naturally remind me of this masterpiece by Du Fu. He is taken as a patriot sometimes, while he is a true hero that care the poors: while his son was dead of hunger, he extended his huge sadness and careness to other poor people, when his home roof was blown away, he extended his worry to those homeless.
Ironically this sad poem was written in the peak hours of the so called Most Prosperous Tang Period(盛唐), roughly a month before the turning point of Tang dynasty: the Anshi Turmoil(安史之乱). Tu Fu noticed the corrupted powerful and rich people having parties all the time while just feets away, the dead laid on the main road. With his homeward bound trip continued, the sadness and worry deepened…
Great poem lasts, great spirit never die, great person is immortal.
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