(551– 479 ( BC) / China)

A Love-Song - Poem by Confucius

The moon comes forth, bright in the sky;
A lovelier sight to draw my eye
Is she, that lady fair.
She round my heart has fixed love's chain,
But all my longings are in vain.
'Tis hard the grief to bear.

The moon comes forth, a splendid sight;
More winning far that lady bright,
Object of my desire!
Deep-seated is my anxious grief;
In vain I seek to find relief;
While glows the secret fire.

The rising moon shines mild and fair;
More bright is she, whose beauty rare
My heart with longing fills.
With eager wish I pine in vain;
O for relief from constant pain,
Which through my bosom thrills!

Comments about A Love-Song by Confucius

  • (9/28/2016 8:38:00 PM)

    the moon above can't help in any of the 3 stanzas (Report) Reply

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  • Julie Smith (9/28/2016 1:26:00 PM)

    Love this
    A beautiful poem and a great choice of words [3 (Report) Reply

  • Bernard Kennedy (9/26/2016 12:33:00 PM)

    love song
    Lyrical of desire-word effect and affect. (Report) Reply

  • Susan Williams (1/18/2016 4:37:00 PM)

    Love is not a rational thing. We do not sit down and reason with ourselves about who we should love. We know this for a fact because what person with a functioning mind would choose to go through this pain, this heart-ache, this sleepless torture called yearning, for another person to love them back. But we do and this inspires these lovely.poems and songs and plays and novels.throughout the ages since Adam and Eve. (Report) Reply

  • (1/18/2016 8:07:00 AM)

    .......a most beautiful love poem....very nice and enjoyable ★ (Report) Reply

  • (1/18/2016 5:09:00 AM)

    Mind blowing love song with mind blowing narration of the longing for the beloved with rarest beauty. Thanks for sharing. (Report) Reply

  • Mohammed Asim Nehal (1/18/2016 3:32:00 AM)

    Superb love song, I liked it. Thanks for sharing. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, September 18, 2010

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