A Woman Scorning Her Lover Poem by Confucius

A Woman Scorning Her Lover

Rating: 3.6

O dear! that artful boy
Refuses me a word!
But, Sir, I shall enjoy
My food, though you're absurd!

O dear! that artful boy
My table will not share!
But, Sir, I shall enjoy
My rest, though you're not there!

Rajnish Manga 18 January 2016

Very good portrayal of a woman who, after being left alone by her lover, would not like to reveal her anxiety or pain. She would rather show her indifference to her lover' absence while indulging in her daily activities in a normal manner. Great poem.

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Mahtab Bangalee 11 November 2018

enjoying in absurdity and absence of love!

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Adrian Flett 11 November 2018

Ironic rejection in an era when women should have been subservient to men.

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Savita Tyagi 11 November 2018

Love that sentiment! No wonder he was a such a wise man.

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Bernard F. Asuncion 11 November 2018

Such a great write by Confucius.....................

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Ratnakar Mandlik 11 November 2019

The philosophy guiding life presented by the great thinker in quite simple words.

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Savita Tyagi 11 November 2019

Lovely poem. Our living arrangements make us dependent to one another but we mustn’t depend on any body for our happiness.

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Aniruddha Pathak 11 November 2019

Wise words from a wise man, but I never knew he wrote poems as well, and what a surprise!

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Anil Kumar Panda 11 November 2019

Short and nice. Loved the way the poet has inked his thoughts. Enjoyed thoroughly.

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Kingsley Egbukole 11 November 2019

Nicely articulated. Thanks for sharing.

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