Confucius - The Odes of Confucius - Trysting time
Type of Spiritual Experience
A description of the experience
The Odes of Confucius 1,765BC -583 BC – Collected by Confucius about 500 BC
A pretty girl at time o' gloaming
Hath whispered me to go and meet her
Without the city gate.
I love her, but she tarries coming.
Shall I return, or stay and greet her?
I burn, and wait.
Truly she charmeth all beholders,
'Tis she hath given me this jewel,
The jade of my delight;
But this red jewel-jade that smoulders,
To my desire doth add more fuel,
New charms to-night.
She has gathered with her lily fingers
A lily fair and rare to see.
Oh ! sweeter still the fragrance Iingers
From the warm hand that gave it me,