My First Serious English Poem

Thanks to Moon Min Seong for clearing the mists of time in my mind.  Now that I have found my notebook containing all my English poems and the start of some Chinese poetry writing that I had composed so long a time ago.


My Life


My life, certain and yet so uncertain,

No worries and yet so many hidden doubts.

Someone who loves me dearly and faithfully,

Still I choose to chase after gods of my dreams...


Forever I try to grasp them all,

My hand drips in blood from thorns I held.

I heave and I sigh

But only to clench even tighter.


Dreamily I still gaze upon these flowers of death,

Fearing to loose them all.

Let the poison seep into me...

For I don't care anymore.


That unexciting herb that I care not for,

Still sustains this life of emptiness.

My friend - my life will soon end,

So let me close my eyes to dream forever.


Let me lay in this garden of perfumed death,

With my destiny unfulfilled.

At least a smile, upon my lifeless face,

Knowing well a dream dreamt well

In this garden of haycinths and narcissus.



Jun 13, 2012 6:58 PM
Comments · 37

Thanks.  Yes, follies of youth :)

August 5, 2012

Thanks for the information.

August 5, 2012

I like this poem. It is about the youths' dilemma. 

August 5, 2012

This one is an example. Sorry for being late but today I was reading a paper and suddenly it reminded me I should put this one your group:


Shahnameh is a long epic poem written by ancient Persian poet Ferdowsi. It tells mainly the mythical and historical past of the greater Iran form in 7th century.
Siyavash is a major figure in Shahnameh epic. He is a symbol of innocence in Persian Literature. He was legendary Persian prince. He was a son of Kaykavus, then shah of Iran, and due to the treason of his stepmother Sudabeh, exiled himself to Turan where he was killed innocently by order of the Turan king Afrasiyab. Then grows a flower from his spilled blood in some attribution it is Fritillaria Imperialis (In Iran we call it Leleh vajegoon) and anothe attribution, Adianthum caullus- Veneris. In Iran we call it Pare Siyavash.

August 5, 2012

Thanks for your encouragement Jeff!

I'll get it started! ;)

June 17, 2012
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Language Skills
Chinese (Mandarin), Chinese (Cantonese), Chinese (Other), English
Learning Language
Chinese (Mandarin), Chinese (Cantonese), Chinese (Other)