Jade Flower Palace Tu Fu - Arleigh Quizon

Tu Fu
Arleigh Quizon
Jade Flower Palace
Tu Fu
The stream swirls. The wind moans in
The pines. Gray rats scurry over
Broken tiles. What prince, long ago,
Built this palace, standing in
Ruins beside the cliffs? There are
Green ghost fires in the black rooms.
The shattered pavements are all
Washed away. Ten thousand organ
Pipes whistle and roar. The storm
Scatters the red autumn leaves.
His dancing girls are yellow dust.
Their painted cheeks have crumbled
Away. His gold chariots
And courtiers are gone. Only
A stone horse is left of his
Glory. I sit on the grass and
Start a poem, but the pathos of
It overcomes me. The future
Slips imperceptibly away.
Who can say what the years will bring?
 Tu-Fu ranks together with
his friend Li Tai-po as one
of the greatest poets and
social critics in Chinese
 Born into a scholarly
family, Tu Fu received a
Confucian education but
failed in the Imperial
 His poems speak of the sad
fate of the people, and his
deep hatred of war.
 Not much information on this poem
 Written by Tu Fu (A.D. 713-770).
 The poem reflects the Taoist idea that one should give
in to the ways of the universe and not interfere with
the natural order
 The poet is writing about this
palace, which has been left to
ruin. In his mind, he can only
imagine what this palace must
have been like before it was left
to ruin. I believe there is a tone
of confusion as to why
something so grand and
beautiful has been left to waste.
At the end of the poem, the
writer starts to wonder about his
own future and his legacy, and
whether their life's work will just
crumble away when they are
gone. The theme of this poem is
not knowing what the future can
bring. As time goes by, things get
older and old.
 “The winds moans in the pines.”
 Personification
 “Ten thousand organ pipes whistle and roar”
 Personification
 “His dancing girls are yellow dust”
 Metaphor
In The End
Linkin Park
One thing I don't know why
It doesn’t even matter how hard you try
Keep that in mind, I designed this rhyme
To explain in due time
Time is a valuable thing
Watch it fly by as the pendulum swings
Watch it count down to the end of the day
The clock ticks life away
Didn’t look out below
Watch the time go right out the window
Trying to hold on but didn’t even know
I wasted it all just to watch you go
 The poem and the song are both related because they
both talk about how time is valuable and how you
shouldn’t waste it. As time goes by, people and objects
start to get older.
In conclusion Tu Fu wrote this poem because he
wonders about his future. The overall meaning of the
poem is that in life things will change, nothing can stay
new or young forever