像你父親的花園裡的月亮花

by Andrea D. Lim (Poetry)

永遠的孩子,
生命可以從黃昏開始—
你可以在黑暗中綻放,
作為一個晚上的星星出現,沒有發光。

明天, 你的父親
可能會請你扫地死的花瓣
同時歡迎新的一天
和同樣的陽光。

有疼痛或沒有,
真美的告別
像開花一樣可愛。

只要記住
一個花園也被更長的夜晚統治了
同經久程度的存在。

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Like the moon flowers in your father’s garden

Forever child,
life can start at dusk—
you can bloom in the dark,
appearing as an Evening Star without glowing.

Tomorrow, your father
might ask you to sweep dead petals
while welcoming a new morning
and the same sun.

Coming with a pang or none,
true beauty’s farewell
is as lovely as its blossoming.

Just remember
that a garden is also ruled by longer nights,
graced by prolonged spans of existence.

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