Confucius

(551– 479 ( BC) / China)

A Woman Scorning Her Lover - Poem by Confucius

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!


Comments about A Woman Scorning Her Lover by Confucius

  • (11/11/2019 10:41:00 PM)

    The philosophy guiding life presented by the great thinker in quite simple words. (Report)Reply

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  • Savita Tyagi (11/11/2019 7:15:00 AM)

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

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  • Aniruddha Pathak (11/11/2019 6:20:00 AM)

    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 (11/11/2019 6:17:00 AM)

    Short and nice. Loved the way the poet has inked his thoughts. Enjoyed thoroughly. (Report)Reply

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  • Kingsley Egbukole (11/11/2019 2:03:00 AM)

    Nicely articulated. Thanks for sharing. (Report)Reply

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  • Mahtab Bangalee (11/11/2019 1:08:00 AM)

    I shall enjoy
    My food, though you're absurd! ..// love is thick even in absurd feeling
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  • Ramotlhaba Chrisjan (11/11/2018 11:27:00 PM)

    Beautiful piece of poetry. (Report)Reply

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  • (11/11/2018 9:07:00 PM)

    A philosophical poem with great substance. Although poet is not alive we too are enjoying his poems in the same manner. (Report)Reply

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  • Drtony Brahmin (11/11/2018 5:49:00 PM)

    But, Sir, I shall enjoy
    My rest, though you're not there! a fine poem.. tony
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  • Bernard F. Asuncion (11/11/2018 5:37:00 PM)

    Such a great write by Confucius..................... (Report)Reply

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  • Savita Tyagi (11/11/2018 9:32:00 AM)

    Love that sentiment! No wonder he was a such a wise man. (Report)Reply

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  • Ramesh T A (11/11/2018 8:33:00 AM)

    Contention of heart seems to be nicely revealed in nice verse! (Report)Reply

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  • Kumarmani Mahakul (11/11/2018 6:58:00 AM)

    O dear! that artful boy
    My table will not share!
    But, Sir, I shall enjoy
    My rest, though you're not there! .......so impressive and touching. Normal attitudes in stead of wrath. Beautifully penned.
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  • Adrian Flett (11/11/2018 3:45:00 AM)

    Ironic rejection in an era when women should have been subservient to men. (Report)Reply

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  • Mahtab Bangalee (11/11/2018 3:15:00 AM)

    enjoying in absurdity and absence of love! (Report)Reply

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  • Edward Kofi Louis (11/11/2018 2:44:00 AM)

    My table will not share! !

    Thanks for sharing.
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  • (1/18/2016 8:45:00 AM)

    ...........very nicely penned and rhymes beautifully ★ (Report)Reply

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  • Rajnish Manga (1/18/2016 3:24:00 AM)

    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. (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, September 18, 2010



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