When your eyes fall on me
2016/09/09

《当你看着我的时候》When your eyes fall on me

你注视着远方自己的梦
留下了我远远的在你的后头
我喊着你的名字却担心那声音
要跨越无数光年的旅程
而你却突然回过了头来
问我一切是否安好
我说很好
当你看着了我的眼睛

You gaze into your dream afar
leaving me behind so far
I call out your name but worry the sound
that it will travel in light years to come
but suddenly you turn around
asking me if everything is fine
and yes I say
the moment you look into my eyes

– 祈泉,2016年9月9日于新加坡

Returning me my nights
2016/09/01

《归还我吧我的夜晚》 Returning me my nights

我向上天祈求
再也不会有一只羊
会再受折磨
在人类无尽贪婪的不眠的夜里

I pray to Heaven
let there be no more sheep
to suffer into sleepless nights
of the black hole of human greed

祈泉
2016年9月1日于新加坡

p.s.  do visit the link to this amazing photo with the hilarious words for a smile https://ididnthavemyglasseson.com/2016/08/31/sleep/. Sometimes I see or read somethings bad but I do think of the bright side of life, sometimesI see or read somethings funny but I do also think of the dark side of life. O human, where are we heading to?

A passing traveller
2016/08/25

 

《过客》A passing traveller

时间
她的脚步匆匆而我却是她的过客

Time
goes by me in haste but instead I am just her passing traveller

祈泉
2016年8月25日于新加坡

Not sure
2016/08/25

《不确定》Not sure

我在等待着
一个人
我不知道
她是不是
曾来过了
然后又走了吗?
或者,她将要来?
可是我和她之间
没有约定
也许,她
不会出现
我不确定
对了我想问
你在等待着谁?

I am waiting
for someone
I do not know
if she has come
and gone?
or is she coming?
but there is no appointment
between us
so may be, she
would never be here
I am not sure
Oh, may I ask
who are you waiting for?

祈泉
2016年8月25日于新加坡

Miracle
2016/08/24

《奇迹》Miracle

Do you believe in miracle?
Miracle replied
yes, and in every minute and second that I am living

你相信奇迹吗?
奇迹回答说
相信,在我活着的每一分每一秒里

祈泉

2016年8月24日于新加坡

《拥抱生命》To hold life in my arms
2016/08/22

River of the heart

《拥抱生命》To hold life in my arms

告诉我吧
每一段人生的欢喜悲伤
是不是都有一个音符?
那我期待着
在这旅程的终点
坐在舞台下的我倾听着
这生命之歌
那最后的音符
将会是只带着幸福的
我掉下的的眼泪
而那最后的掌声
将是只留给自己的
我的微笑

Tell me please
if every happiness
and sorrow in life has a musical note?
O how I wish
at the end of this journey
in the audience I would listen
this song of life
the closing note of the music
will be my falling tears
only with happiness
and the final clapping
will be my smile
only to myself


祈泉
2012年11月23日于新加坡
Revised on 2016年8月22日

This writing is inspired by Chris.
http://chrisbkm.wordpress.com/2012/11/15/living-or-lived/

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A sigh
2016/08/15

River of the heart

《叹息》A sigh

蝴蝶飞过了
是我不够美吗?
蜜蜂也飞过了
是我不够甜吗?
云来了又走了
雨下了又停了
我凋落了
世界叹了一声
我问世界
你还在等待谁
世界说
是你,我亲爱的花儿

The butterflies have flied past me
am I not pretty enough?
The bees have flied past me
am I not sweet enough?
clouds have come and gone
rains have dropped and stopped
and I have fallen
the World sighs
I ask the World
who are you still waiting for?
The World replies
is you, my dear flower

祈泉
2013年11月28日于新加坡
Revised on 2016年8月15日

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A fable
2016/08/11

《一则寓言》A fable

有些智慧如山
什么人都能看到
有些智慧如粪土
只有苍蝇能嗅到
智慧分辨不了
人和苍蝇
但是人觉得
苍蝇不配拥有智慧

Some wisdoms are
as tall as mountains
everyone is able to see them
some wisdoms are
as smelly as shits
only flies are able to smell them
wisdoms are unable
to distinguish people and flies
but people think that
flies do not deserve to have wisdoms

2016年8月11日于新加坡

A hug from time
2016/08/05

River of the heart

《来自时间的拥抱》A hug from time

今天忧伤
爬上了我的心头
她坐在那里眺望
看的不是远处
也不是近处
想的不是将来
也不是现在
她想要问
世界一个问题
但她知道
不会得到答复
我静静地走到她的身边
给了她
一个拥抱
没说什么的
我用时间
拭去了她脸上
流下的泪水

Today Sadness
has climbed onto my heart
she  was sitting down there and staring afar
to see neither faraway
nor anywhere close by
to think neither the future
nor anything present
she wanted to ask
the World a question
but she knew
she would not get an answer
I went to her
to gave her a hug
and without saying a word
I use the time
to wipe off tear drops
falling down her face
祈泉
2012年7月24日于新加坡
Revised 2016年8月5日

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《星夜下的歌》The Song Under the Starry night
2016/08/04

River of the heart

《星夜下的歌》The Song Under the Starry night

在母亲妳爱的怀抱里
我像是在宇宙的草原上
永远追逐着
风筝的孩子
以为那夕阳
永不沉落
而当我回首那西边
夜幕降落的天空
才惊觉
那灿烂的晚霞
在燃尽的火焰里
飞到了天上
成了星星
在今夜的星光下
摇曳的树影
荡着我的心
就好像我又再次的躺在了
妳的怀抱里
这一次我不再走远
就静静的坐在妳的身边
和夜的孩子们一起哼着
给妳我最亲爱的母亲
一首思念的歌曲

O Mother in your bosom of Love
I am just a little child
run relentlessly after the kite
in the vast grassland of the universe
pretending the sun
would never set for me
but when I look back to the western sky
where the night veil has just fallen
I just realize
the glowing clouds have burned
into ashes like the ending of flames
rising high up into the night sky
and becoming stars
O this starry night
shadows of trees sway gently
and gently my…

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A new chapter
2016/08/03

《新的篇章》 A new chapter

这是新的篇章
未知的字句
还在形成
未干的字迹
还散发着墨水的芳香
未打开的新的每一页
都已埋藏了感谢

成长
原来是个
冒险的旅程
智慧
原来是在
得不到里拥有了更多
人生
原来是一本
文字的海洋的书

我挥别了
我们一起生活过的小岛
拿起来满载着的爱的笔
航向了未知

This is a new chapter
unknown words
are in the progress to be written
undried words
are still sending out the fragrance of ink
unwritten pages
have already seeded with all my thankfulness

Growing
it turns out
to be an adventurous journey
wisdom
it turns out
to be gaining more through our lost
life
it turns out
to be like a book with an ocean of words

I wave goodbye to the island
that we have once being living together
loaded my pen with lots of love
I set sail a voyage into the uncharted future

祈泉
2016年8月3日于新加坡

 

Udati Chidiya, behta paani
2016/08/02

River of the heart

《飞鸟与流水》Udati Chidiya, behta paani/flying bird, flowing water

飞着的鸟儿不会歌唱
急流的水看不到影子

没人会听见灵魂的歌
如果灵魂她没有在歌唱
没有被会感动的灵魂
如果灵魂她是孤独的

幸福不会停留
如果心找不到
一个我叫做爱的家
爱不会歌唱
如果生活的步伐
没有一种等待我叫做幸福

The flying bird does not sing
the rushing water does not have the reflection

so to no one the song of soul is heard
for the soul that does not sing
to no one’s soul we have touched
for the soul that is lonely

bliss would not stay
if the heart that finds no home
for the place I call love
love would not sing
if the pace of life awaits no one
for the wait I call bliss

祈泉
2012年12月12日于新加坡
Revised on 2016年8月2日

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The staircase to heaven
2016/07/22

 

《到天堂的阶梯》The staircase to heaven

有一天我发现了一个阶梯
从我的心连接到了天堂
天堂那里传来一个声音
告诉了我这些
你每一次对世界的一个微笑
可以更接近我一个梯级
你每一次对世界的善举
可以更接近我一万个梯级
你每一次给世界的关怀与爱
可以更接近我一百万个梯级
我向天堂的声音问道
可是我不知道你离我有多远
我需要多久才能到达你那里
天堂的声音回答我说
当你不需要再数
离我还有多少个梯级的时候
那个阶梯就会自然的消失
到时候你只是一步之遥
离打开在你心里一直等待着你的那一扇门

I discovered one day
a staircase connecting my heart to Heaven
and from Heaven I heard a voice
telling me about these
every time if you smile at the World
you will be one step closer to me
every time if you do a good deed for the World
you will be ten thousands steps closer to me
every time if you have given your care and love to the World
you will be a million steps closer to me
I asked the Voice
how long will I need to take to reach you
if I do not know the distance
the Voice replied
the time when you do not have to count
the steps you have covered to reach me
the staircase will then disappear
and you are just one step more
to open the door long waiting for you in your heart

祈泉
2016年7月22日于新加坡

Reborn
2016/07/19

《重生》 Reborn

连梦里的妳
都变的冷漠
冷漠的像黑暗的星云
紧紧的裹住了我
吸取我灵魂的热量
就在我以为
我的生命在消失中
在这黑暗里
那未知的引力
却让我在自己的灰烬里骤然重生

Even in the dream
your indifferent calmness
engulfing me tightly
like the cold dark nebula
draining the heat from my soul
and just when I thought
my life is fading away
but in this darkness
with an unknown gravity
I am reborn from my own ashes

祈泉
2016年7月19日于新加坡

Settling down
2016/06/28

 

Poems on Instagram
2016/06/28

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Link: https://www.instagram.com/p/BHJdYmMjapT/?taken-by=riveroftheheart&hl=en

I am revising my blog now since there are a lot of things that I have written need to be revised, and organized again. At the same time, I am creating an instagram for riveoftheheartblog. Currently my categories and tags section are in a mess due to my inexperience in these tags in the past. I have to slowly tidy up that too. The writings that are not good enough for myself will be removed. I will try to add some more new writings during the process of ‘upgrading’ my blog.

Thanks for being with me.

Love,
qiquan

Your existence
2015/10/07

《妳的存在》Your existence

你知道吗,妳的存在
把我人生如一幅画
彩上了最美丽的风景

妳的眼睛
总是用神秘的方式
像星星那样和我说话

妳的微笑
把我拥入了阳光的怀里
一起跳跃在快乐的音符上

妳的喜怒哀乐
在我人生的四季里
让大地覆盖着天空里神殿肃穆的颜色

亲爱的,妳的存在
像是一支神奇的笔
书写着我生命里的惊喜

Do you know, your existence
paint my journey of Life
into a beautiful scenery

your eyes
whisper to me in a mysterious way
like the twinkling of stars

your smiles
cuddle me into sunshine
together we dance in musics of happiness

your emotions
are seasons of my life
blanketing the world with unspoken solemn colors of temples of heaven

my dear, your existence
is just like a magical pen
writing wonders of my life

 

祈泉 2015年10月7日于新加坡
Revised on 2016年8月12日

*****
It has been exactly 11 months today that I have never posted anything on my blog. Working as a researcher has consumed me a lot of my mind and energy. Most importantly, I am always having doubts now on what science can bring to people their happiness. May be is just like our earnings, it does not necessary mean more or more efficient in earnings equal to our happiness in life. Therefore I quit my job about a month ago, and may be will look for my other passions to make a living which eventually brings me happiness, and the serenity.
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Father and son
2014/12/08

[No. 71] Father and son 父与子 Father and son I follow the contour of love to connect the memory of your face for this coming parting forever but you look at me in the same way, and say hey son, I know we have the same feeling too A goodbye used to be an arising hope for our next meeting, O no, not this time, and not anymore So I alwaysnsmile to you and wish you to remember but you smile to me in the same way, and say hey son, I know we have the same feeling too You ask me if I want to stay a little bit longer, may be a minute more, a day more, or a year more I reply, I do, I really do, to be like the ocean forever embracing the river you do not wish for me to leave, and I say hey son, you know we have the same feeling too 我沿着爱的轮廓 窜起我记忆里你的脸庞 在这即将来临的永恒的离别 可是你也用同样的眼神看着我,说 儿子呀,我知道你也和我一样 从前与你的离别总燃起重逢的希望 O 不是这一次,也不会有下一次 所以我总带着希望你也能记住的微笑 可是你也这样的对着我微笑,说 儿子呀,我知道你也和我一样 你问我,想不想留下来,或许 多一分钟、多一天、多一年 我说,想,真的很想,就像海洋能永远拥抱着河流 你不想我离开,我说 儿子呀,你知道的我也和你一样 (photo taken just before my father pass away in 2010) #riveroftheheartblog #riveroftheheart #poem #poetry #sgpoetry #wordpress #wordpressblog #instagrampoetry #instagrampoet #instapoetry #instapoet #writing #writingcommunity #writersofinstagram #writerscommunity #qiquan #祈泉 #fatherandson #memory #回忆 #父与子 #诗 #诗歌 #文字 #部落格

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《父与子》Father and son

我沿着爱的轮廓
窜起我记忆里你的脸庞
在这即将来临的永恒的离别
可是你也用同样的眼神看着我,说
儿子呀,我知道你也和我一样

从前与你的离别总燃起重逢的希望
O 不是这一次,也不会有下一次
所以我总带着希望你也能记住的微笑
可是你也这样的对着我微笑,说
儿子呀,我知道你也和我一样

你问我,想不想留下来,或许
多一分钟、多一天、多一年
我说,想,真的很想,就像海洋能永远拥抱着河流
你不想我离开,我说
儿子呀,你知道的我也和你一样

I follow the contour of love
to connect the memory of your face
for this coming parting forever
but you look at me in the same way, and say
hey son, I know we have the same feeling too

A goodbye used to be an arising hope
for our next meeting, O no, not this time, and not anymore
So I always smile to you and wish you to remember
but you smile to me in the same way, and say
hey son, I know we have the same feeling too

You ask me if I want to stay a little bit longer, may be
a minute more, a day more, or a year more
I reply, I do, I really do, to be like the ocean forever embracing the river
you do not wish for me to leave, and I say
hey son, you know we have the same feeling too

祈泉 2014年12月8日于新加坡
Revised on 2016年8月28日

Stories of you
2014/11/05

《那些关于你的故事》Stories of you

我很常写关于你的事
故事里没有泪水
却带着我一丝丝的悲伤
没有声音
却让我想起我们天真的欢笑
没有颜色
却像是一幅由许多连在一起的幸福片段的画
没有你的名字
却全都是和你一起生活的回忆

/送给那些和我曾经一起走过一段人生路程我挚爱的人

I often write about you
those stories without tear
but carry a little bit of my sadness
without sound
but remind me of our innocent laughter
without color
but like a painting that linked many events of happiness
without your name
but contain all the memory of  you

/Dedicated to my family and friends and those who I have loved and who have walked beside me for a part of journey of my life.

 

祈泉2014年11月5日于新加坡

Rainy days
2014/10/24

《雨天》Rainy days

世界在下着雨
有时从云那里来
有时却从心那里来

如果从云那里来
我会坐在天边
给太阳一个微笑

如果从心那里来
我会扮成了太阳
给自己一个微笑

The world is raining
sometimes it comes from the clouds
but sometimes it comes from my heart

if it comes from the clouds
I will sit on the edge of sky
to give the sun a smile

if it comes from my heart
I will pretend to be the sun
to give my heart a smile

祈泉,2014年10月24日于新加坡
Revised on 2016年8月28日

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