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A Solitary Goose

by Du Fu


A solitary goose
Neither drinks nor pekcs
But flies in search
Of its long lost flock

Who will remember
This lonely wandered
Set against the backdrop
Of the lowering sky

Gazing into the distance
And pondering its distress
You almost heave
An involuntary sigh

Amidst the cries
Of loons and terns
Everywhere so confused



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