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Confucius - The Odes of Confucius - Sadness

Identifier

012820

Type of Spiritual Experience

Background

There are two levels to read this - as a love poem and as a symbolic love poem

A description of the experience

The Odes of Confucius 1,765BC -583 BC – Collected by Confucius about 500 BC

The sun is ever full and bright,
The pale moon waneth night by night.
Why should this be ?

My heart that once was full of light
Is but a dying moon to-night.

But when I dream of thee apart,
I would the dawn might lift my heart,
O sun, to thee.

The source of the experience

Confucius

Concepts, symbols and science items

Concepts

Symbols

Dawn
Sun and Moon

Science Items

Activities and commonsteps

Activities

Overloads

Unrequited love

Suppressions

LOVE

Commonsteps

References