Confucius

(551– 479 ( BC) / China)

A Lady Mourns The Absence Of Her Student Lover - Poem by Confucius

You student, with the collar blue,
Long pines my heart with anxious pain.
Although I do not go to you,
Why from all word do you refrain?

O you, with girdle strings of blue,
My thoughts to you forever roam!
Although I do not go to you,
Yet why to me should you not come?

How reckless you, how light and wild,
There by the tower upon the wall!
One day, from sight of you exiled,
As long as three long months I call.


Comments about A Lady Mourns The Absence Of Her Student Lover by Confucius

  • Susan Williams Susan Williams (1/18/2016 4:24:00 PM)

    Sounds like cougars frequented ancient times as well as modern times. Yet love and or desire have the habit of crossing age barriers, marital barriers, family feud barriers. Tis the stuff of Shakespeare and other renowned literary giants and even our own private imaginations. (Report) Reply

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  • Mohammed Asim Nehal Mohammed Asim Nehal (1/18/2016 1:31:00 PM)

    Inspiring poem..One day, from sight of you exiled,
    As long as three long months I call. (Report) Reply

  • * Sunprincess * (1/18/2016 8:05:00 AM)

    ......an intriguing poem....a student's education is most important ★ (Report) Reply

  • Ratnakar Mandlik (1/18/2016 5:05:00 AM)

    A perfect melody with intriguing meaning. Thanks for sharing. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, September 18, 2010



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