Come and dance with me under lemon trees,
On the beach by the Caribbean Sea,
Come to savor the damp exotic breeze
And taste sweet lilies like a honeybee.
The moonlight pours from its shimmering urn.
The rising wave splashes us with delight.
In and out, our steps may stray then return,
refusing to take love as fleeting light.
When the soft sands slip through our feet like fish,
and hum a melody from a shell’s dream,
Oh, love, you shall listen to my heart’s wish
as if the far waterfall joins the stream.
Tides set out and set off-I offer this
For this love to tie us as one in bliss.
(I was invited to talk about how to write a love sonnet on a TV show in Feb, 2012, so I wrote the poem: Come and Dance )
Thanks JR, Terry and PenShell poets for their feedbacks. I revised my original draft (the one in the photo) many times to settle down the above lines..
because Talent Vision TV would like to report part of the poem that read at the poetry event, they asked me to translate it. So here it is. 粗粗翻译了下。。。