Daily Archives: July 14, 2015

Poem – A Young Soldier On Service – Confucius

To the top of that tree-clad hill I go,  And towards my father I gaze,  Till with my mind’s eye his form I espy,  And my mind’s ear hears how he says:–  ‘Alas for my son on service abroad!  He … Continue reading

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Poem – A Wife Mourns For Her Husband – Confucius 

The dolichos grows and covers the thorn,  O’er the waste is the dragon-plant creeping.  The man of my heart is away and I mourn–  What home have I, lonely and weeping?  Covering the jujubes the dolichos grows,  The graves many … Continue reading

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Poem – A Love Song – Confucius 

The moon comes forth, bright in the sky;  A lovelier sight to draw my eye  Is she, that lady fair.  She round my heart has fixed love’s chain,  But all my longings are in vain.  ‘Tis hard the grief to … Continue reading

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Poem – A Wife Bemoans Her Husband’s Absence – Confucius

So full am I of anxious thought,  Though all the morn king-grass I’ve sought,  To fill my arms I fail.  Like wisp all-tangled is my hair!  To wash it let me home repair.  My lord soon may I hail!  Though … Continue reading

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