On Hearing Homing Wild Geese
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.
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.