I'm looking for poems about parents' love, concern, and caring of their children.

I'm aware of 孟郊《游子吟》:


But that's heavy on the "repayment" aspect.

I'm looking for something that emphasizes the amount of effort, time, energy parents put into taking care of their children.

Something well known is preferable.

  • I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because this appears to be a question about Chinese "literature", rather than about Chinese language per se.
    – user5714
    Dec 31, 2015 at 3:15
  • My VTC is based on the fact that my experience has been on language sites that literature questions, unless relevant to the language itself (e.g. "what's with this wording in the Bible"), are not really on topic.
    – user5714
    Dec 31, 2015 at 3:16
  • @Maroon We don't have a Chinese Literature site, so...
    – user4072
    Dec 31, 2015 at 4:14
  • @songyuanyao there was a similar discussion on the English site. There's no general literature site either, but questions specifically about literature in English are off-topic there.
    – user5714
    Dec 31, 2015 at 5:21
  • @Maroon Just want to say that I understand why you'd want to vote off-topic on this question, but isn't it a pity to discourage people from asking question that would actually helps with understanding the Chinese Language? On the other hand, if it's suspected to be some sort of 'homework' question, i'll agree with you on closing
    – Alex
    Feb 11, 2016 at 21:03

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When I stopped the carriage and looking around blankly,
I felt like a prisoner because of the sadness I've gone through.
My grief tear is like fishbone stuck in my throat.
Now my mother is sick(lethally sick),
so I'm taking her to visit the doctor.
But on the way,
the God(sky) took my mother's life mercilessly.
I can't pay back for my mother's love,
what else can I look forward to?



凯风自南,吹彼棘心。 棘心夭夭,母氏劬劳。 凯风自南,吹彼棘薪。 母氏圣善,我无令人。 爰有寒泉?在浚之下。 有子七人,母氏劳苦。 睍睆黄鸟,载好其音。 有子七人,莫慰母心。

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