Ying'fu Street

New skylight covers your old rooftops
Your hands shield your wrinkled smile
In faith, how I want to see your face
So, don't be shy - don't be so shy!

I linger by your side for a long time
like a wandering azure-winged magpie
You're dressed in a newly tailored robe
Purely white like an early fall of snow

Your shoes shine like black jade
Your hat is soft like a light cloud
Your ankle heavy like a solid castle
Your avatar magic like a flying eagle

See me coming and calling your name?
I come for my swaddle embroidered with your name
My blood flows in the birth wine you gave to me
I can't forget you as all my mind on you is the glory

My heart is a piece of hibiscus flower
I lie me down under your feet, the admirer
Do you like it? - if so, give me one more smile -
One of your most intimate smiles!

Tell me, you won't shrink with wintry coldness
Just like my love, won't fade in night darkness
Only because of love, we meet again
Only because of home, I stop for you again …

by Cigeng Zhang

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Comments (11)

Really I felt melancholic after reading this poem as i had to spend 40 days without my mum when i was six years old.
Very well done, Thanks for sharing.
Very well done.Thanks for sharing.
Cigeng, your verse is superb. I really enjoyed reading and rereading this special poem. I too see this as a poem about a father. The imagery, though, makes me think of a home city...which I guess is what our family is...family is place, its blood, and its people. I imagined a special man old, though still standing strong and soaring like an eagle in his mind. Your poem really swept me away and was very touching. I will save this as a favorite.
New skylight covers your old rooftops Your hands shield your wrinkled smile In faith, how I want to see your face So, don't be shy - don't be so shy! - - - - - With lovely flow of words, your love for your home shines through.Thanks for sharing.
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