NHIEN NGUYEN MD


Ashes And Noel Participate In Praying - Poem by NHIEN NGUYEN MD

Once upon a time:

Two cats have been living here for a while.

Ashes has mixed brown gray hair

Noel is totally white from his head to tail.

It happened very much by chance

That these two cats were rescued and taken inside.

Ashes was rescued by my son

I chose Noel to be Ashes' friend.

At their first encounters, they meowed many times

One cat was inside, the other was outside

Ashes was in the house, looking out

Noel was from outside, looking in.

Not yet very close but they welcome each other.

Sometimes Noel didn't come

Ashes became so restless as she waited for her friend.

Sometimes, Ashes felt too sad and she lost her appetite.

So we decided to house these two cats.

When we said our evening rosary prayers

They sat there and appeared attentive

They sat there without teasing or playing.

Listening to prayers, they appeared like meditating.

When we stopped praying our rosaries

They seemed to wake up and started to play.

This behavior happened many times

When they heard our prayers they came and stayed.

1/17/15

NHIEN NGUYEN MD


Translation of

ASHES VÀ NOEL THAM DỰ CẦU KINH - Poem by NHIEN NGUYEN MD


Ai ơi tôi kể truyện này

Hai con mèo đã ở đây lâu rồi.

Ashes, lông xám pha nâu

Noel thì trắng từ đầu tới đuôi.

Truyện này, nào có ai ngờ

Hai mèo này đã được người cứu nuôi.

Ashes cứu bởi con tôi

Noel tôi chọn thành đôi bạn mèo.

Mới đầu chào hỏi, meo meo

Một con trong cửa, ngoài hè con kia.

Ashes thì ở trong nhà

Noel thì ở phía ngoài nhìn vô.

Chưa thân nhưng chịu nhau rồi

Nhiều lần qua cửa, chúng ngồi ngó nhau.

Noel nếu chẳng tới thăm

Bồn chồn, Ashes trông ra, trông vào.

Buồn nhiều, Ashes biếng ăn

Chúng tôi đành phải nuôi hai con mèo.

Mỗi khi lần hạt kinh chiều

Hai mèo ngồi đó trang nghiêm quá trời.

Chúng ngồi không có dỡn chơi

Nghe lời kinh đọc, gửi hồn xa xăm.

Đến khi chấm dứt lời cầu

Hai mèo thức giấc bắt đầu dỡn nhau.

Chuyện này đã xẩy nhiều lần

Nghe lời kinh đọc, mèo nằm nơi đây.

1/12/2015

Topic(s) of this poem: cat, friendship, pray


Poet's Notes about The Poem

Translation from original Poem Hai Mèo Tham Dự Cầu Kinh by author

Comments about Ashes And Noel Participate In Praying by NHIEN NGUYEN MD

  • (8/3/2016 10:56:00 AM)


    I enjoy your cat poems very much. (Report) Reply

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  • (6/30/2016 12:30:00 PM)


    I love cats. Ashes, and Noel are very lucky! (Report) Reply

  • (6/23/2016 12:54:00 AM)


    Thank you for sharing your two cats, Ashes and Noel. They are amazing! (Report) Reply

  • (5/8/2016 6:32:00 AM)


    Cats are very intelligent! (Report) Reply

    Kimkhue Nguyen (5/29/2016 8:10:00 PM)

    Thank you for reading. These cats are amazing.

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Poem Edited: Sunday, April 17, 2016


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