A Man's Praise Of His Wife Poem by Confucius

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.
In thin white silk, with head-dress madder-dyed,
Is she, my sole delight, 'foretime my bride.

COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Susan Williams 18 January 2016

This is so endearing- -a man who still holds his wife nearest his heart- favoring her above all those young things flirting about. This is a love above all loves- and this man ia a man above all men.

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Maveriqué Richard 27 June 2016

Indeed, this piece is pretty. It depicts a man who extols his wife like there had been none of her sort even amidst other options.

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Rajesh Thankappan 24 September 2016

A beautiful compliment to marriage-hood!

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M Asim Nehal 26 November 2016

Superb poem, In thin white silk, with head-dress madder-dyed, Is she, my sole delight, 'foretime my bride

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Ratnakar Mandlik 18 January 2016

Nice love poem depicting attachment and commitment for wife., surrounded by beauties of motley nature. Thanks for sharing.

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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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