poet Confucius

Confucius

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A Love-Song

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!

Poem Submitted: Saturday, September 18, 2010

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  • boomer (1/6/2020 2:35:00 PM)

    beautiful poem best ever

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  • sarah jane (9/16/2019 4:28:00 AM)

    what is the meaning in every stanza

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  • Chinedu DikeChinedu Dike (2/7/2017 11:12:00 PM)

    Beautiful love poem well articulated and nicely brought forth from the heart. A lovely piece indeed.

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  • Rajesh ThankappanRajesh Thankappan (2/7/2017 10:11:00 PM)

    A brilliant love poem as bright as the shining moon.

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  • Amar AgarwalaAmar Agarwala (2/7/2017 7:22:00 PM)

    I thought Confucius was a thinker who wrote about life and wisdom. But this poem is enchanting!

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  • Susan WilliamsSusan Williams (2/7/2017 5:36:00 PM)

    Confucius wrote this. I keep coming back to that fact. I always thought of him as a writer of pithy tart remarks!

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  • Lorraine Margueritte Gasrel Black (2/7/2017 4:06:00 PM)

    It doesn't matter what century a poet lives...Love is eternal and so is the Moon..lovely poem..

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  • T Rajan Evol (2/7/2017 12:34:00 PM)

    This is a great love poem.

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  • Edward Kofi LouisEdward Kofi Louis (2/7/2017 11:56:00 AM)

    Eager! ! Thanks for sharing this poem with us.

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  • Geeta Radhakrishna MenonGeeta Radhakrishna Menon (2/7/2017 11:46:00 AM)

    My heart with longing fills.
    With eager wish I pine in vain!
    A poem that pines for the beauty rare - the bright rising moon!
    A beautiful poem!

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  • Tom Allport (2/7/2017 4:01:00 AM)

    a lovely poem of she so far?

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  • Bernard F. AsuncionBernard F. Asuncion (2/7/2017 12:51:00 AM)

    Thanks for sharing.......

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  • Douglas Scotney (9/28/2016 8:38:00 PM)

    the moon above can't help in any of the 3 stanzas

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

    A beautiful poem and a great choice of words [3

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

    Lyrical of desire-word effect and affect.

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  • Susan WilliamsSusan 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.

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    sarah jane(9/16/2019 4:29:00 AM)

    what is the meaning in every stanza?

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  • * Sunprincess * (1/18/2016 8:07:00 AM)

    .......a most beautiful love poem....very nice and enjoyable ★

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  • Ratnakar Mandlik (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.

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

    Superb love song, I liked it. Thanks for sharing.

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