You student, with the collar blue, Long pines my heart with anxious pain. Although I do not go to you, Why from all word do you refrain?
O you, with girdle strings of blue, My thoughts to you forever roam! Although I do not go to you, Yet why to me should you not come?
How reckless you, how light and wild, There by the tower upon the wall! One day, from sight of you exiled, As long as three long months I call.
- by Confucius11
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 bear.
The moon comes forth, a splendid sight; More winning far that lady bright, Object of my desire! Deep-seated is my anxious grief; In vain I seek to find relief; While glows the secret fire.
The rising moon shines mild and fair; More bright is she, whose beauty rare My heart with longing fills. With eager wish I pine in vain; O for relief from constant pain, Which through my bosom thrills!
Poems by Confucius, Confucius's poems collection. Confucius is a classical and famous poet (551 - 479 ( BC) / China). Share all poems of Confucius.