《灯笼》The Lantern

夕阳的光里有一种温暖,
是母亲妳的手掌在抚摸着我的脸颊吗?
可是我望向了远处的天空,
却没看见妳的脸庞。
我以为你在我的身边,
却发现那原来只是树影。
而那摇曳的树叶此刻像是风里闪烁的灯笼,
准备领着我的心航行在今夜思念的河流。

The sun gives a gentle warmth from the low western horizon,
O is that your palm my mother who touches my face?
To the distant sky where I eagerly look upon,
I search for you but could not even see your face.
I thought you are close by and so I look around,
but only the shadow of trees quietly lying on the ground,
The swaying leaves in the wind now flicker like the candle in the lanterns,
in preparation to lead my heart to sail through the night on the river of thoughts.

祈泉
2012年11月25日于新加坡

9 Responses

  1. Such beautiful thoughts and images. Thank you.

    • Could you see what I was painting? The touch of the sunlight on our face, with the leaves seem like the lanterns in the sunset? Now often sitting in the sunset, I feel that my parents are always beside me now, and I have my tears, and my smile.

      kc

      • Yes! Your poems are always like paintings and somehow go straight to the heart.

      • I guess that I was given so much love by my parents, and my sisters, that I keep the child in my heart till now. When my mom first entered the hospital in three months ago before she passed away in Nov, I had a conversation with her in her ward. I stayedovernight with my parents when they were admitted to hospital. So I was telling my mom that I wanted to get her back home soon, and she said that I must be joking, and she has to listen the doctor. I told her that I am a doctor (in philosophy) too, and she replied, ‘why other doctors talk like an adult, and you talk like a kid’. I was happy that I am still her little child🙂.

        It is a lot of effort, and courage to defy what the World want me to be…

        KC

  2. The touch from the sunlight was the warmth from their kisses..the leaves are like lanterns in the sunset.. That’s a beautiful image I can see…
    love it..

    • Yes, and because of their depart, I feel that they are still around me, but I can no longer see them. The lantern is just like the light on a bought, slowly guiding me into the dream in the night, so that I can see their smile again.

      kc

      • they, you no longer can see..but they live there in your heart..happily…I’m sure they are now…🙂

  3. 我的心揪成一团~

    • 妳的人生经历,和妳的爱心,看到的世界更广阔了:)。这些都是我们可喜的成长。

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