Treasure Island

Nhuan LeXuan

(1930 / Vietnam)

Grant Me a Smile


Unable to see you for just one day
Suffices to lade my heart with sorrow.
I had lived a rubbish life for many years,
Until one day: much grief for the morrow.

You came into my existence as a gale
For far-off melancholy to surge.
I had already forgotten my karma;
You had the heart me to fancy you to urge!

Which dreamers don't later wake up?
I have felt anguish from now on rise high.
You arrived then you left, I knew it; but
Why I got infatuated with this fleeting tie!

I will content myself with life's vision
Although in a twinkling I consent to.
You break off, I will go into eternity;
A short moment is enough to love you.

Let me come to see you this evening!
And please grant me a smile, however!
I will embrace into my sleep my dearest
Whom I will still cherish forever...

Submitted: Thursday, December 02, 2004
Edited: Thursday, December 25, 2008

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  • Lare Austin (2/20/2005 10:34:00 PM)

    Hi Hyuan...this poem is so very delicate...wonderful...you write wonder poetry...And I disagree with Jamie's comment about 'forced rhyming'...your piece flowed smoothly...very nicely done...

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  • JM Howard (12/2/2004 7:10:00 PM)

    Some great lines in this one. ('a short moment is enough to love you'....great one) , but I found there was some forced rhyming; it threw off the rhythm a bit. (Report) Reply

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