Category: Poems – English

Chinese Renditions of English Poems

《Why Do Ye Torture Me?》 __ Patrick Henry Pearse (1879-1916),__ 陳瑞文(71) 中譯

Patrick Henry Pearse, the Irish poet revolutionary
who led the 1916 Easter Rising, and
was executed by the British government afterwards.

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To Autumn by John Keats (1795-1821)

Why is Keats’ “To Autumn” Such a Popular Poem?

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On WYK1965 Golden Anniversary

Old long since

We parted and grew,
On wings of youth, through trials true.
Each in a way self-guided fate,
Brought to mind acquaintances entwined.
In days to come, all meetings end at home,
On a train that stops at distances far and nigh,
Lives lived, but undenied.

久别离

彼此成长
如乘驾青春翅膀 跨过人生考验
掌握自我命运
回顾别情重逢
来日再会如归
隆隆火车远近下载
活了命 非能忘

YK Chan 陈耀国
Ottawa 2015.10.03

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《A day in September》__Amy Siu

《A day in September》 Amy Siu

Today I clad gladly in black
to tread on murky grounds

A film-thin raincoat, a clear-cling hood
topped gravely with my boyish swim goggles
and an ‘envelope’ mask, a relic from the deadly past Continue reading

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《 Anthony at Eighty 》 __ Kong Shiu Loon

If a teacher of eighty
Finds his students acting freely

If he recalls his years of toil
Matches the intensity of his pupils’ joy

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《Toronto Reunion 2015》Cecil Chan(67)

Cecil (Standing L5)

Cecil (Standing L5)

Thanks for the companionship
Road tips and bullshits
The familiar refreshed the unfamiliar refreshing
Things I have done and said
Has long escaped me
And lived in your memory
You light up my life
You fill up my life Continue reading

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This Hard Winter __ Kong Shiu Loon

The clock’s minute-hand winter
Trembles slowly to land
On never-never land
Reading on I pretend
With no man-made heating
The cold pages are not turned
Under my seat hide my hands

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《In Praise of Autumn》_《Autumn Thoughts》 by Kong Shiu Loon

fall coloursIn Praise of Autumn 

A season you are
Not like any other
Golden leaves lingering on trees
Ready to mix with other colours to please

Wonders in your cloudless sky eternally shine
Bounty melons fruits and corn witness farmers’ pride
Where sheep and cattle graze meadows are left bare
Migrating geese get busy their long flights prepare  Continue reading

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Jumps and falls__ by S.L. Kong

I watch at the park a girl of five or four
Hands outstretched she jumps repeatedly to catch a hanging ball
The autumn morning sun is shining ever so soft
It warms and encourages the girl to jump more and more
Sitting nearby her mother is concerned her daughter may fall
She calls her to stop the jumps once for all
Nearby an old man mutters as the mother tells the girl her fun was ample
‘Tis not the ball but the reaching the man continues with his mumbles

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《踏莎行》遊冰川有感__江紹倫

Tune: Treading on Grass Thoughts in visiting the Glacier  by Kong Shiu Loon

Grand is the Arctic sceneryTreading on grass
Sky and ocean-land in harmony
Billion-year snow sitting stationary

On helicopter I marvel the intricate beauties of the icy territory
On the ground my breathing lets out cold mists not ordinary

What wonders can Nature’s hands create
Making immobile glacier its flows in wait
Alarmed are we to find fellow species extinct today

The cause is pollution induced global warming
Survival requires curtailment of desires for material wellbeing

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