(551– 479 ( BC) / China)

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    Confucius (551-479 B.C.), Chinese philosopher.
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    Confucius (551-479 B.C.), Chinese philosopher.
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Best Poem of Confucius

Against Frivolous Pursuits

Like splendid robes appear the wings
Of the ephemeral fly;
And such the pomp of those great men,
Which soon in death shall lie!
I grieve! Would they but come to me!
To teach them I should try.

The wings of the ephemeral fly
Are robes of colors gay;
And such the glory of those men,
Soon crumbling to decay!
I grieve! Would they but rest with me,
They'd learn a better way!

The ephemeral fly bursts from its hole,
With gauzy wings like snow;
So quick the rise, so quick the fall,
Of those great men we know!
I grieve! Would they but lodge with ...

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