My Sadness Is Immense As The Universe Infinite

The clear blue lake reflected the love grove;
Away the snow-evading swans humans drove.

Defoliant sprayed on grass, why to cause hate?

Where to fly the birds predetermined to migrate?



Where to hide the misfortune that great grew

As I had been foolish enough to rush to see you

So that I became unexpectedly the ugly stranger

After an abyss filled with distrust and danger



And that I turned suddenly into a solitary guy

With tired wings down to vicissitudes to tie.

Love did exist but now considered indefinite;

My sadness is immense as the universe infinite.



The surface of the lake mirrors a new bloom;

Even not looking back I do eternally gloom.
Thank you for the blissful days of emotion,

For not to feign affection or pretend devotion.


The red-crested songbird twittering its carol

Sounds like duns to have me over a barrel.

You are there but your life you did waive;

I am here but under some grass-covered grave.

Sunday, May 20, 2018
Topic(s) of this poem: melancholy,missing you
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Translation of Hà Huyền Chi's poem "Buồn Bao La như Trời Đất Bao La"
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