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Member Kung Fu Wang signiture includes the line "Crow weep in the dark. Tide bellow in the north wind. How lonesome the world."
I have only been amember for a couple months, although I am an old man, I have no idea what this means?

Can someone shed some light for me?
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Kung Fu Wang

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Member Kung Fu Wang signiture includes the line "Crow weep in the dark. Tide bellow in the north wind. How lonesome the world."
I have only been amember for a couple months, although I am an old man, I have no idea what this means?

Can someone shed some light for me?
Thanks.
As a foreign student, by writing that poem, I got "A" for my English course in the University of Texas at Austin. 9 hours English credit was the requirement for a BA degree. Among those 9 hours English credit, at least 3 hours has to be English poem.

Crow + weep + dark + Tide + bellow + north wind = lonesome.

When one was young and alone in a foreign country (no relative, no girlfriend), that was how he felt.

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Kung Fu Wang

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Does it have meaning, or just words?
Just use words to describe one's feeling. When one was young, he might feel sad about

- autumn (near cold winter).
- sunset (near complete darkness).
- ...

When one gets older, he may feel happy about

- autumn (cool and comfortable).
- sunset (about time to go to bed).

I assume one may feel differently when he was young vs. when he is old.

Of course, when one writes a poem, sometimes he may pretend to be sad, or sometimes, he is truly sad. At that time, I just transferred from The University of Kansas at Lawrence to the University of Texas at Austin. I lost all my friends in Lawrence, Kansas.



 
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Who<looks around>安ho are you宇alking to? Are you多earing voices in your head
 

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A very nice haiku, Kung Fu Wang. Time, nature, feeling - it's all there. I hope you can hear thrushes singing in the bushes, the whisper of the lapping tide, be caressed by a summer breeze and have someone to keep you company nowadays.
 
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