(551– 479 ( BC) / China)

A Wife Consoled By Her Husband's Arrival - Poem by Confucius

Cold is the wind, fast falls the rain,
The cock aye shrilly crows.
But I have seen my lord again;--
Now must my heart repose.

Whistles the wind, patters the rain,
The cock's crow far resounds.
But I have seen my lord again,
And healed are my heart's wounds.

All's dark amid the wind and rain,
Ceaseless the cock's clear voice!
But I have seen my lord again;--
Should not my heart rejoice?

Comments about A Wife Consoled By Her Husband's Arrival by Confucius

  • Susan Williams (1/18/2016 4:51:00 PM)

    Don't get mad at me but am I the only one who reads this poem set amid the cold winds and the rains and the grey skies and the rooster's cry and keeps returning to that last phrase- -Should not my heart rejoice? .. It doesn't sound like her heart is rejoicing to me. Sounds like she has doubts praying on her. (Report) Reply

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  • (1/18/2016 8:19:00 AM)

    .......very nice...when her husband returns from a long trip...a wife's joy and happiness is uncontainable ★ (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, September 18, 2010

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