A Scenery like His Homeland
Summer is cool beneath thatched roof under the pine,
Clouds cast a gloom over the trees and the sand fine.
In autumn breeze the roamer will sink in a dream.
How like his homeland look hills beyond the stream?
The poet does not describe the scenery so much as his own feeling.
This poem is a seven-line poem written by Dai Shu Lun, a poet of the Tang Dynasty, during his travels. This poem is not about the landscape, but about the author’s strong feelings of homesickness.