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    Turn over a New Leaf

    Flowers are most enthralling
    when they're blooming,
    yet they're spent
    even before you lament
    in a remote mountain village.
    To the best of my knowledge,
    we're all flecked,
    no more perfect
    than this imperfect universe.
    The errors we made on impulse
    when being silly
    have turned out to be
    eternal tears of sorrow.
    Nonetheless,
    we have to let go
    of our past frivolousness
    and foolishness
    as long as we're still breathing.
    We must discard this rusted leaf
    if we're still hoping
    to turn over a new leaf.

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    An Idler Sunbathing in January

    Wandering down a country path,
    I stop by a newly harvested rice paddy
    with strewing straws
    bathing blissfully
    in the winter sun.
    Not far away,
    several sparrows are chitchatting
    like lively noisy lasses.
    I guess
    they're not talking about me
    behind my back,
    for I'm not a straw man,
    nor will I scare them away
    when they're enjoying
    those scattered grains.
    How can I explain to them?
    I'm lying here
    simply to savor the delightful sunshine
    along with the gentle caress
    of the January breeze.
    I couldn't care less
    if they think of me as a lazy idler,
    idling away the golden day
    this way,
    for I'm not a go-getter
    and never take a fancy
    to becoming an oil tycoon.
    All I need is peace and harmony
    on this quiet afternoon.

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    Could You Lend Me a Smile

    Since you went away
    with April rain,
    my garden has virtually turned into a wasteland.
    Empty whisky bottles are enough to make a small island,
    yet this sorrow of mine is still here to stay.
    If you don't mind,
    could you lend me a smile
    so that I could bury it in my barren land?
    And wish in a little while,
    it might grow into an oasis of sunflowers
    on my wasteland.


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    Forget Me Not

    Your innocent smile,
    still kept in my heart for a long while,
    was a forget-me-not in full swing
    that I fell for last spring.
    Missing the faint fragrance
    you sent off in the air dripping with romance,
    I kept wasting away
    and my hair turning gray.
    But it doesn't really matter now,
    for I see a smile somehow
    on every petal of a blue forget-me-not
    that I pined for a lot.



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    Goodbye Mermaid

    Just as you're a pretty fish
    swimming in a tropical paradise
    in spring,
    so am I the sentimental
    evening glow
    mixing all the gorgeous colors
    of life
    in the western sky
    in autumn.
    Since it's next to impossible
    for spring and autumn to get together
    in real life,
    it was really a wistful error
    that we should have known each other.
    If beauty can't last any longer
    than all the flowers in summer,
    why don't we
    treasure it in our sweet memory
    until the twelfth of never?

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    Thanks a Million

    Gusty Wind,
    I want to thank you
    a million
    for ceasing to be a villain
    even before midnight.
    Now I guess
    I can lie down and sleep tight.
    Nonetheless,
    faced with the huge waves
    of emotion
    you stirred up
    in the ocean of my mind,
    I simply have no idea
    how to calm down,
    not to mention
    enjoying a peaceful night.

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    Waiting for You

    Waiting for you in December
    in the icy cold winter,
    I don't really appreciate ruthless weather
    in the slightest.
    Though not being the brightest,
    I'm still able to reason.
    If you don't show up this season
    as always,
    I couldn't care less,
    for I've forgotten the way you look,
    and the reason
    why I fell in love with a brook
    instead of your poetry book.


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    A Most Mesmerizing Poem

    Suppose spring is a poem,
    a most mesmerizing poem,
    then I won't bother
    or go any farther
    to anatomize its beauty
    because it's not a laureate's duty.
    All I need to do is relax
    while lying in green grass,
    savoring the most fragrant wine
    and basking in sunshine.


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    Alcohol Tastes Bitter

    Alcohol tastes bitter,
    but life tastes even more bitter.
    That's why I'm ready
    to get tipsy
    whenever there're whisky.
    Roses are thorny,
    but why do I miss you like crazy?
    Here is the reason why
    if you care to read my rhyme:
    from time to time,
    being pricked feels much better,
    compared with being lonely.


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    After a Rich Meal

    After a rich meal,
    if you ask me how I feel,
    my eyelids are leaden
    with stones and feel pain,
    and my body heavy
    as an overloaded airplane.
    Seeing that my muse has left me,
    vanishing in a puff of smoke,
    is it not a silly joke
    that I still hope I can pen poetry
    and wish it'd be ethereal
    as well as surreal?


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    Long and Meandering River

    Suppose I were you,
    I'd rather
    appreciate the beautiful view
    of a long and meandering river.
    However,
    If you're talking
    about the life's journey,
    I wish mine would be uncurving
    and easy.
    Maybe,
    it'll take me my whole life
    to see the true beauty of a life
    that's full of suffering,
    for I'm not so wise as you.
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    Spring Rain Has Come Back

    For a couple of days,
    the spring rain has come back
    from a long journey,
    and is lingering over the view.
    All the trees are sprouting
    and little birds chirping.
    The sleepy land seems to be waking up
    from its deep winter slumber,
    whereas,
    when and how
    will the seed inside me
    begin to bud
    since you're still nowhere to be found.

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    A Loving Farmer

    Without a reason,
    I dreamed of you again
    last night.
    Without a reason,
    you lost your dear parents
    as a kid
    and never had a chance
    to go to school
    to learn how to read and write,
    yet your heart was pure
    and beautiful as Mother Nature.
    Without a reason,
    you were full of love
    when you had your family
    though you were a struggling farmer
    all your life.
    Without a reason,
    you moved to heaven
    many years ago,
    yet I still come across you
    once in a while
    in my dreams.

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    For Sol

    My dear friend, Sol,
    I try hard to recall.
    Yes, youíre a pretty yellow rose,
    and itíll absolutely be a great loss
    for those guys
    who donít even have a chance
    to savor your sweet fragrance
    especially when the love affair
    is still slumbering in the icy cold air.
    I only dare to dream
    to hold you tight in my dream,
    for I fear this poor heart of mine
    will skip a beat time after time
    if the dream comes true.
    Therefore, it's better that I admire you
    at a distance
    and praise your charm
    in my poem
    rather than have a date
    if you're truly my soul mate.

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