This paper starts from the feeling of solitude and tries to see how a solitary being dwells in the world. It focuses on the poetics of Gaston Bachelard in order to consider the implication inherent in the dwelling and the solitude. Further, it indicates that, in the inter-cultural context, this experience may correspond to Chinese poetry. There are three dimensions in Bachelard's poetics. 1) By way of the temporality of the singular poetic image, the composition of the poetic instant and the solitude constitutes a metaphysical meaning in contrast to the social meaning. 2) The images of bird and tree reveal a will of force, so that the solitude can incarnate the moral imagination. 3) The will of dwelling resides in the relation between the solitude and the intimate space. This paper also concludes in a topological reading in the double poetic experience of the solitude and the dwelling. The experience of the places can contribute to a rich understanding of the universal poetic solitude in close relation to the will of dwelling. This understanding helps us to catch the implication of some Chinese poetry. As the solitude and the dwelling imply an ethical sense, while retreating to the landscape or countryside, a poetic sense of life is infused in this place.