Chinese poet Yu Guangzhong dies at 90
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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.


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!”

(Compiled by Du Mingming)