Happy Rain on a Spring Night
Good rain knows its time right,
It will fall when comes spring.
With wind it steals in night;
Mute, it wets everything.
Over wild lanes dark cloud spreads;
In boat a lantern looms.
Dawn sees saturated reds;
The town’s heavy with blooms.
The spring rain personified gladdens the poet for it knows the right time to fall, moistens everything and lasts long. The poet tells us what he hears, sees and thinks on a rainy night.
The poem “Happy Rain in Spring Night” is a poem by Du Fu, a poet of the Tang Dynasty. The poem depicts the characteristics of spring rain and the scene of night rain in Chengdu with great joy and enthusiasm, eulogizing the spring rain that comes in time and nourishes everything. The poet’s descriptions of the spring rain are delicate, vivid and vivid, using personification. The poem is a poetic and pictorial poem, with a light and elegant mood.