A Candlelight Vigil (双语)

L
LYJiang
楼主 (文学城)

原创《七律:点烛夜吟》

 

六月思蝉普世音,三更寒气暗来侵。

有袍欲遂加身意,无瓦忘忧解体心。

屋漏问天何不补?门封闻雨正相寻。

一襟疑是前生泪,明日神州莫再沉。

 

平水韵下平十二侵

 

“The struggle of man against power has to be a struggle of memory against forgetting.” The Book of Laughter and Forgetting by Czech novelist Milan Kundera 

 

On a blank page of my copy of Kundera’s book, I have scribbled a few lines about my backpacking experience in Prague, the capital of the Czech Republic:

 

“The Prague Spring was born in 1968, almost two decades before my birth.

 

Where I was standing, Czech people had once made a stand against the fast-approaching Soviet tanks. 

 

An elderly lady who spoke English told me that, ever since those memorable days, church bells had never failed to chime in regularly to keep alive the spirit of the Prague Spring. 

 

We forgive. We don’t forget.’ Smiling, she strolled away.”

 

 

—— Lingyang Jiang

 

 

高挂盈盈的诗友之悲壯纪念词:

 

纪念为中华民族自由捐躯的勇士

 

三十年来家国,一夜梦碎挽歌。
东西长街硝烟尽,南北广场洗血沫,何堪对干戈?
生死本无大事,苟活原为消磨。
风华换作亲人泪,栋梁烧就盛宴锅,鸿鹄笑蹉跎。