Confucius - The Odes of Confucius - Sadness
Type of Spiritual Experience
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.