Perdita Young


The Double Seventh Day - Poem by Perdita Young

Two stars appear in the dim sky,
When lovers gaze, admire in delight:
The time is short, dearer than gold-
One yearly parting, bestowed one night.

Magpies fly in flocks, from the skyline,
Sympathizing with th' Stars pining,
Linked into a bridge of feathers fine,
Over the galaxy River of sigh.

Bliss is the moment's rendez-vous,
Love like torrents pours in light'ning;
With affections undying and true,
They fear not the distance apart.

The mortal world celebrate in cheers,
And lovers make the vow on this Day:
That each to each they'd constant stay
like Altair and Vega, thru the years.

Two stars appear in the dim sky,
When lovers gaze, admire in delight:
The time is short, dearer than gold- -
May the Moon be still and as bright.
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Lyric by Zheng Guo-jiang
Music by Lin Zi-xiang (George Lam)
Translated by Perdita(Petite)

Topic(s) of this poem: culture, heaven, love, romantic, star

Form: Lyric


Comments about The Double Seventh Day by Perdita Young

  • Dr Dillip K Swain (9/16/2018 7:34:00 AM)


    A beautiful piece of work my friend! Belated congratulations! (Report) Reply

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  • Chandan Dey (9/14/2018 12:55:00 PM)


    Time is deceptive. It sometimes appears to be short, sometimes long, but always comes to be short, dearer than gold when lovers gaze, admire in delight. Thanks for sharing this poem with us, Perdita

    Chandan
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    Perdita Young (9/15/2018 4:21:00 AM)

    Thank you very much for the profound comment, Chandan.Time is deceptive and seems always against our will. We human beings are at the mercy of it and have very little to do about that.

  • Edward Kofi Louis (9/14/2018 8:18:00 AM)


    Galaxy River of Love!

    The Seventh Day! ! ! !

    Thanks for sharing this poem with us.
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    Perdita Young (9/15/2018 4:24:00 AM)

    Thanks so much for your kindness and support, Edwards.Nice weekend!

  • Anil Kumar Panda (9/14/2018 7:09:00 AM)


    A heart touching love poem. Beautifully crafted and has a smooth flow. Enjoyed.
    'Two stars appear in the dim sky,
    When lovers gaze, admire in delight:
    The time is short, dearer than gold- -
    May the Moon be still and as bright.'..is really beautiful. Congrats.
    (Report) Reply

    Perdita Young (9/15/2018 4:31:00 AM)

    Thank you for the impressive comment, Anil. It's such an honor to receive a praise about the techniques as well...

  • Adrian Flett (9/14/2018 5:04:00 AM)


    'May the moon be still and as bright', tells me of the desire of the lovers to keep the magic of the moment locked, as time stands still. I don't understand the meaning of the Magpies in the poem? (Report) Reply

    Perdita Young (9/15/2018 4:44:00 AM)

    Dear Adrian, I love your interpretation about the line and really appreciate your kindness. MAGPIES are symbols of happiness and good luck in Chinese culture. They seem to be very lively and very enthusiastic, and appear in folklore, fairy tales, operas and stories.

  • Bernard F. Asuncion (9/14/2018 2:40:00 AM)


    Such a wonderful poem of the day, Perdita.
    congrats for being chosen...............
    (Report) Reply

    Perdita Young (9/15/2018 4:46:00 AM)

    Thank you for your kindness, Bernard. Nice weekend!

  • Ruta Mohapatra (9/14/2018 1:56:00 AM)


    Very romantic and ethereal! (Report) Reply

    Perdita Young (9/15/2018 4:48:00 AM)

    Thank you, Ruta. Indeed it is.

  • Petals Azureblue (9/14/2018 1:41:00 AM)


    Its a beautiful song you shared Perdita. Thank you. Love is always a thing of beauty to be enjoyed and preserved. Congrats for being chosen for POD. (Report) Reply

    Perdita Young (9/15/2018 4:55:00 AM)

    Thanks for your time and comment, dear Petals.So glad to know you love the lyric.Love does have its great merits.

  • Mahtab Bangalee (9/14/2018 1:09:00 AM)


    wow fantastic expression of love all through the poem- like to quote

    The mortal world celebrate in cheers,
    And lovers make the vow on this Day:
    That each to each they'd constant stay
    like Altair and Vega, thru the years.
    (Report) Reply

    Perdita Young (9/15/2018 5:01:00 AM)

    Thank you so much for the heartwarming praise, Dear Mahtab. It's the best present for a writer/translator.

  • Kumarmani Mahakul (9/14/2018 1:05:00 AM)


    This a beautiful poem on love and romance having touching expression. I mark the following lines impressive.
    Bliss is the moment's rendez-vous,
    Love like torrents pours in light'ning;
    With affections undying and true,
    They fear not the distance apart.
    Thanks and congratulations for being selected this poem as the poem of the day.
    (Report) Reply

    Perdita Young (9/15/2018 5:03:00 AM)

    It's so kind of you to comment my writings, dear Headmaster.Such great encouragement~ :)

  • Kumarmani Mahakul (9/14/2018 12:53:00 AM)


    Wow! CONGRATULATIONS! What a great poem this is really! Mortal world celebrates many festivals in cheer here. But every material thing is temporary. Flying with freedom of love and light is nice.We are fortunate to have eternal heavenly love. An interesting poem is excellently penned. A nice poem is selected as the member poem of the day. (Report) Reply

    Perdita Young (9/15/2018 5:09:00 AM)

    I feel much-honored to get your insightful and philosophical comment, Headmaster.It's a treasure to keep... :)

  • Dr Dillip K Swain (8/20/2018 6:13:00 AM)


    Two stars appear in the dim sky,
    When lovers gaze, admire in delight:
    The time is short, dearer than gold- -
    May the Moon be still and as bright.....lovely expression! Loved reading this beautiful poem dear Perdita! (10)
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    Perdita Young (8/27/2018 8:48:00 PM)

    Thanks for your time and comment, Dr.Dillip. Much honored~ :)

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Poem Submitted: Friday, August 17, 2018

Poem Edited: Monday, August 27, 2018


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