Confucius

(551– 479 ( BC) / China)

A Man's Praise Of His Wife - Poem by Confucius

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 about A Man's Praise Of His Wife by Confucius

  • (5/22/2019 8:31:00 PM)

    his thoughts of infidelity remind me of Jimmy Carter (Report)Reply

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  • (5/22/2019 3:51:00 PM)

    Nyc poem nd commitment 4 wife. (Report)Reply

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  • Peter Stewart (5/22/2019 2:51:00 PM)

    Very best my new friends
    Princess Dianna 's Peter stewsrt
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  • Anil Kumar Panda (5/22/2019 11:56:00 AM)

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

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  • Dash Of Poetry (5/22/2019 11:37:00 AM)

    Praiseworthy. Beautiful. Rare. A man deeply in love with his wife. She must be quite a woman! +10 (Report)Reply

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  • Ruta Mohapatra (5/22/2019 11:20:00 AM)

    Speaks of undying love! A gem from the ancient world! (Report)Reply

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  • Edward Kofi Louis (5/22/2019 11:06:00 AM)

    The east gate lay! ! !

    Thanks for sharing this poem with us.
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  • (5/22/2019 10:23:00 AM)

    This poem of the great Chinese philosopher points towards the strength of relation between the spouses of his time (Report)Reply

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  • (5/22/2019 9:58:00 AM)

    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. (Report)Reply

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  • (5/22/2019 7:44:00 AM)

    A Man's praise of his wife by Confucius one of the greatest Chinese philosophers (Report)Reply

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  • Drtony Brahmin (5/22/2019 3:42:00 AM)

    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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  • Mahtab Bangalee (5/22/2019 1:01:00 AM)

    a delighted poem............. (Report)Reply

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  • Bernard F. Asuncion (5/22/2019 12:25:00 AM)

    One of the best poems by Confucius........................... (Report)Reply

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  • Mohammed Asim Nehal (11/26/2016 12:09:00 PM)

    Superb poem, In thin white silk, with head-dress madder-dyed,
    Is she, my sole delight, 'foretime my bride
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  • Rajesh Thankappan (9/24/2016 11:53:00 AM)

    A beautiful compliment to marriage-hood! (Report)Reply

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  • Maveriqué Richard (6/27/2016 1:20:00 PM)

    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. (Report)Reply

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  • Susan Williams (1/18/2016 4:40:00 PM)

    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. (Report)Reply

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  • (1/18/2016 8:13:00 AM)

    .............a beautiful poem....a husband's praise of his wife ★ (Report)Reply

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  • (1/18/2016 5:12:00 AM)

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

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, September 18, 2010



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