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    Honeysuckle


    It's been an eon
    since I last came across you
    in my old hometown.
    You were most fragrant
    from spring to summer.
    How I admired you
    as a youngster!
    It's the season of hibernation again,
    and I'm thinking of you.
    Thinking~
    Perchance,
    there'll be a strong cold air mass
    or a star war tomorrow,
    yet you still keep calm and elegance
    in a remote countryside.



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    This Mundane Life

    Early tomorrow morning,
    I'm more willing
    to get up even before the sunshine
    in this coldest season
    when mosquitoes don't fly.
    You may ask why?
    Because I will scamper to a badminton hall,
    and swing my racket like a maul.
    I'm so thrilled now
    that I can't hit the straw.
    After the sweaty exercise
    comes the rejuvenating hot shower,
    but the best is yet to come.
    An all-you-can-eat buffet
    is the highlight of the following day
    and the joy of my life.
    You may well blame me
    for this mundane life,
    but who's wise enough to reach nirvana?
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    Genuine Affection


    Don't you ever feel sorrow.
    In spite of the fact that
    you're a yellow flower of yesterday,
    I'll treasure you today and tomorrow
    as you're still a bud in May.

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    Enjoying your poems.

    I like the phrase yellow flower of yesterday you allude to in this poem (and other poems in the past).

    Ta ! (short for tarradiddle),
    tailor STATELY
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    who am I but a stitch in time
    what if I were to bare my soul
    would you see me origami

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    Quote Originally Posted by tailor STATELY View Post
    Enjoying your poems.

    I like the phrase yellow flower of yesterday you allude to in this poem (and other poems in the past).

    Ta ! (short for tarradiddle),
    tailor STATELY
    Thanks, Tailor, for your kind comment again. Flower of yesterday is actually our way of expressing a girl having passed her prime because I like it so much that I translate it into English literally.

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    To Be Immortal


    Supposing to be immortal
    is to live like the living dead endlessly,
    and eventually turn into a faded rose petal,
    or a withered weeping willow.
    Supposing it's frightful to think of tomorrow,
    and life is not so much blissful as sorry,
    I'd choose to be a morning glory,
    smiling gorgeously in the morning
    and floating handsomely away in the evening.

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    Pine Trees




    On this chilly morning,
    again I stepped on the walking path
    to the badminton hall on a certain campus.
    While wondering why
    I didn't feel especially cold,
    I became aware of those pine trees
    that lined the path
    and kept the cold winds away from me.
    Then I recalled~
    as a boy,
    I, more than once, felt pity for them
    because I could roam about and see the world
    whereas they couldn't.
    In a blink of an eye,
    decades of years has flown away.
    While wondering why
    I have to go down this path every day,
    I begin to envy them
    because they needn't be on the move all the time
    to earn a living or to stay healthy.

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    For Real


    Is it for real
    that you moved to a garden named ideal?
    I had meant to present you with
    a bunch of yellow roses,
    but I didn't have chances.
    Fortunately,
    it doesn't really matter
    because those flowers are meaningless,
    compared with your grace and beauty.
    Without rhyme or reason,
    the rain simply keeps falling tonight
    during this dry season,
    and it's freezing cold in the middle of the night.
    However,
    what exactly saddens me
    is not the wintry weather
    but you that disappeared without a trace.


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    Winter Sunshine Or You


    Treading alone on the way home,
    around noontime,
    on the walking path
    lined with evergreen pines,
    all of a sudden,
    I woke up to the warm sunshine
    that was spreading brightly
    over the grass, the trees and my body.
    It came to mind that
    if you ask me
    which I need most in life,
    the winter sunshine or you?
    Without a doubt,
    my answer is of course not the former.
    Albeit it can light my way home,
    yet without you,
    a home is nothing but a house.




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    A Toad's Dream


    Casually catching a glimpse of a swan
    flying high and gracefully
    with those carefree white clouds
    in the blue nostalgic sky,
    how I, like an ugly humble toad
    on a well trodden road,
    wish to be a celestial being
    in the likely afterlife!
    Suppose
    a toad is never tired of earning a living
    by snatching
    and feeding on mosquitoes
    in gloomy miserable ghettos,
    why would I complain
    about the suffering of a human being
    when getting senile and ill?

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    To Be a Celestial Being


    Supposing to be a celestial being
    is to give up numerous things of beauty
    in this mundane world,
    I think
    I'm able to withstand the temptation
    of heavenly sweet nectar,
    to resist the attractive and seductive looks
    of an exuberant peach,
    or to stand fast against the allure
    of whether Helen or Siren.
    But if it means to see you no longer
    either in this life or in next life,
    I'm willing to be forever a human being.


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    You my friend are a trooper. And a poet. I have a lot of respect for you.

    For those who believe,
    no explanation is necessary.
    For those who do not,
    none will suffice.

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    You have amazing and prolific art. 6 years, relentless. Deep Bow,

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jerrybaldy View Post
    You my friend are a trooper. And a poet. I have a lot of respect for you.
    Thanks, Jerrybaldy, for your kind words and the feedback. Compared with your sublime and advanced writing, mine is like a schoolboy's doing homework.

    Quote Originally Posted by tonywalt View Post
    You have amazing and prolific art. 6 years, relentless. Deep Bow,
    Thanks, Tony, for your often encouragement. Well actually, writing English poetry is my way of practicing English. Otherwise, I have really few chances of using English.

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    Ducks in a Freezing Winter Pond


    When uncle Sun was still sleepy eyed,
    I was treading a walking path
    to the badminton hall on a certain campus.
    To my amazement,
    there were already some ducks swimming deftly
    and smoothly in a freezing winter pond.
    At first glance,
    they were as graceful and happy
    as they had been in summertime,
    and I really admired them
    because I guessed
    they were the luckiest ones on earth.
    Nonetheless,
    the moment when I noticed
    they kept putting their heads under the icy water
    to catch fish or some minnows,
    I thought otherwise.
    Thanks to those feathered creatures,
    I think
    I'm now able to appreciate what little I have
    and don't envy what others have.
    I may be as poor as a church mouse,
    but at least
    I'm as free as a breeze.
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