Gordon Tseng

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Dad's Tung Blossoms Poem by Gordon Tseng


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Up the hill, the Tung blossoms of this year are awake,
Above the green ocean, flying their white snowflakes.
Up dad's head hill, some of them just cannot wait
To quietly spread their snowflakes in the black night that's not really late.

Dad takes us up to the hill's peaceful lake
To feel those gentle flakes the breezes gently make.
And, he says that just like the Tung blossoms in May,
The bloom of youth brightens the whole life hill, on those adventure days.

Up the hill, the Tung blossoms of this year have gone away.
No more white flakes flying above the green ocean or lake.
But, those on my dear dad's head hill are still awake.
Oh, why are they keeping awake in that black night that's not really late?


-from GOD BLESS NOT ONLY AMERICA

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阿 爸 的 油 桐 花


對 面 山 坡 頂
今 年 油 桐 花 開 了
綠 色 海 洋
飄 起 白 色 的 雪 花
阿 爸 的 頭 頂
嘛 有 油 桐 花 開 了
黑 色 暗 暝
嘛 惦 惦 開 出 白 雪 花

阿 爸 帶 著 阮
來 到 山 坡 邊
風 微 微 雪 花 滴
阿 爸 講 青 春
親 像 油 桐 花
五 月 時 滿 山 飛

對 面 山 坡 頂
今 年 油 桐 花 謝 了
綠 色 海 洋
不 再 浮 著 白 雪 花
我 親 愛 的 阿 爸
你 頭 頂 那 些 油 桐 花
那 些 油 桐 花
哪 會 攏 沒 欲 謝

Submitted: Thursday, November 10, 2011
Edited: Tuesday, September 04, 2012

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  • Gold Star - 10,908 Points Soulful Heart (2/16/2012 4:01:00 AM)

    people leave this world but leave a part of themselves in their progeny to follow.................The tung will bloom for ever and dad will live on in your memories..............poetically eloquent............. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Jacqui Broad (12/1/2011 12:09:00 AM)

    A beautiful poem! For a moment I saw the picture and remembered when I was young the camping out in the bush we did as a family. Wonderful days, learning about nature, the stars and how to appreciate the beauty that surrounds us. Such good memories, thanks for sharing yours! (Report) Reply

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