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Chinese poet Yu Guangzhong dies at 90

(People's Daily)    15:43, December 14, 2017

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Renowned Chinese poet Yu Guangzhong died at the age of 90 Thursday morning, Taiwan's National Sun Yat-sen University announced.

Born in 1928 in Nanjing, Jiangsu province, Yu moved to Taiwan in 1949 with his parents. He is one of the best-known Chinese writers, literary critics and poets. His most famous poem "Nostalgia" vividly depicts the flesh and blood relations between people on both sides of the Taiwan Straits.

Yu Guangzhong and his wife (Photo: thecover.cn)


by Yu Guangzhong

When I was a child,

Nostalgia seemed a small stamp:

“Here am I

And there ……my mother.”

Then I was a grown-up,

Nostalgia became a traveling ticket:

“Here am I

And there……my bride.”

During the later years,

Nostalgia turned to be a graveyard:

“Here am I

And yonder……my mother.”

And now at present,

Nostalgia looms large to be a channel:

“Here am I

And yonder……my Continent!”

(Photo: Chinatimes.com)

(Compiled by Du Mingming)

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