Wei Yingwu Poem: On Hearing Homing Wild Geese – 韦应物《闻雁》

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闻雁

韦应物

故园[1][2]何处,

归思方悠[3]哉。

淮南[4]秋雨夜,

高斋闻雁来。

注释:

[1] 故园:故乡。

[2] 眇:同“渺”。形容距离很远。

[3] 悠:长。

[4] 淮南:淮水之南。时诗人任滁州刺史,滁州在唐代属于淮南道(今安徽省滁县)。

On Hearing Homing Wild Geese

Wei Yingwu

My native land’s far, far away,

My nostalgia grows day by day.

Alone on rainy autumn night

I hear homing wild geese in flight.

The poet longs for his home on hearing the home going wild geese.

《闻雁》是唐代诗人韦应物创作的一首五绝。这首诗是诗人韦应物在秋雨之夜、归思正深之际,听到自远而近的雁叫声,有感而作。此诗描写了由远飞的大雁引起游子对故土的怀念,表达了诗人思乡之情。全诗语言质朴自然,意境凄切古澹。\

The poem “On Hearing Homing Wild Geese” is a poem written by Wei Yingyou in the Tang Dynasty. This poem was written by Wei Yinwu when he heard the sound of geese calling from afar on a rainy autumn night, when he was deep in his thoughts of returning home. The poem depicts the nostalgia of the wanderer for his homeland caused by the distant flying geese, expressing the poet’s homesickness. The language of the poem is simple and natural, and the mood is poignant and ancient.

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