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A Man's Praise Of His Wife

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My path forth from the east gate lay,
Where cloud-like moved the girls at play.
Numerous are they, as clouds so bright,
But not on them my heart's thoughts light.
Dressed in a thin white silk, with coiffure gray
Is she, my wife, my joy in life's low way.

Forth by the covering wall's high tower,
I went, and saw, like rush in flower,
Each flaunting girl. Brilliant are they,

But not with them my heart's thoughts stay.
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doug scotney 22 May 2019

his thoughts of infidelity remind me of Jimmy Carter

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Sa''adatu 22 May 2019

Nyc poem nd commitment 4 wife.

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Peter Stewart 22 May 2019

Very best my new friends Princess Dianna 's Peter stewsrt

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Anil Kumar Panda 22 May 2019

Great ink. Love the lines as they are dipped in pure and sublime love. A beauty indeed.

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Ruta Mohapatra 22 May 2019

Speaks of undying love! A gem from the ancient world!

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Edward Kofi Louis 22 May 2019

The east gate lay! ! ! Thanks for sharing this poem with us.

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This poem of the great Chinese philosopher points towards the strength of relation between the spouses of his time

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Confucius the great philosopher and poet who guided the country and world with his learned findings of thoughts greatly influenced the people and relevant to the present day also. The poem is so meaningful.

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Alouwou Mandjah 22 May 2019

A Man's praise of his wife by Confucius one of the greatest Chinese philosophers

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Dr Antony Theodore 22 May 2019

But not with them my heart's thoughts stay. In thin white silk, with head-dress madder-dyed, Is she, my sole delight, 'foretime my bride. very good poem. tony

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