Treasure Island

Confucius

(551– 479 ( BC) / China)

A Wife Mourns For Her Husband


The dolichos grows and covers the thorn,
O'er the waste is the dragon-plant creeping.
The man of my heart is away and I mourn--
What home have I, lonely and weeping?

Covering the jujubes the dolichos grows,
The graves many dragon-plants cover;
But where is the man on whose breast I'd repose?
No home have I, having no lover!

Fair to see was the pillow of horn,
And fair the bed-chamber's adorning;
But the man of my heart is not here, and I mourn
All alone, and wait for the morning.

While the long days of summer pass over my head,
And long winter nights leave their traces,
I'm alone! Till a hundred of years shall have fled,
And then I shall meet his embraces.

Through the long winter nights I am burdened with fears,
Through the long summer days I am lonely;
But when time shall have counted its hundreds of years
I then shall be his--and his only!

Submitted: Saturday, September 18, 2010

Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

What do you think this poem is about?



Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (A Wife Mourns For Her Husband by Confucius )

Enter the verification code :

There is no comment submitted by members..

PoemHunter.com Updates

New Poems

  1. Look At This City, Lenny Orlando Camacho
  2. (1) I Accept for Now, She Doesn't Love Me, Uriah Hamilton
  3. Versatility is a unique quality!, PARTHA SARATHI PAUL
  4. Paper slip, hasmukh amathalal
  5. SHADES OF LOVE, sherif monem
  6. A Shoulder to Weep, Col Muhamad Khalid Khan
  7. Help me I am here, Dustin Hardin
  8. Into your kingdom, hasmukh amathalal
  9. High rise, hasmukh amathalal
  10. Before Death, Ajaeyy Raaj

Poem of the Day

poet Sir Walter Raleigh

EVEN such is Time, that takes in trust
Our youth, our joys, our all we have,
And pays us but with earth and dust;
   Who in the dark and silent grave,
...... Read complete »

   

Member Poem

Trending Poems

  1. 04 Tongues Made Of Glass, Shaun Shane
  2. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  3. If You Forget Me, Pablo Neruda
  4. Invictus, William Ernest Henley
  5. Daffodils, William Wordsworth
  6. Phenomenal Woman, Maya Angelou
  7. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  8. Dreams, Langston Hughes
  9. Annabel Lee, Edgar Allan Poe
  10. The Conclusion, Sir Walter Raleigh

Trending Poets

[Hata Bildir]