Xu Zhimo

(1896-1931 / China)

Chance - Poem by Xu Zhimo

I am a cloud in the sky,
A chance shadow on the wave of your heart.
Don't be surprised,
Or too elated;
In an instant I shall vanish without trace.

We meet on the sea of dark night,
You on your way, I on mine.
Remember if you will,
Or, better still, forget
The light exchanged in this encounter.


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Poem Submitted: Thursday, September 23, 2010



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