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annieyu 2006-04-22 00:18

Choose a wish,find a dream
Pick a wishing star
Let your hopes and spirits soar
high and free and far

Reach for the unreachable,
Stretch to touch the sky,
Know no dream you treasure,
Is too far away or high

Believe in the impossible
Then work and try and do
For only those who dare to dream
Can make a dream come true!

annieyu 2006-04-22 00:21

Recently there were so many bad news coming one after another, I wish to enjoy with all of you some spiritual food.Hope all of you can take heart.

mikefeng 2006-04-22 09:07

great poetry

annieyu 2006-04-22 10:33

Auguries of innocence
william blake
To see a world in a grain of sand,
And a heaven in a wild flower,
Hold infinity in the palm of your band,
And eternity in an hour.

annieyu 2006-04-22 10:41

This is my favorite poem,which words is so precise and it's meaning is so profound.And I especially love the chinese translation.(宗白华译)
一颗沙中看出一个世界,
一朵花里看出一座天堂'
把无限放在你的手掌上,
把永恒在一刹那间收藏.

annieyu 2006-04-22 10:45

但我更喜欢这个翻译:一沙一世界,
一花一天堂,
手掌握天下,
刹那寓永恒.

jensen 2006-04-22 10:48

顶顶啊

annieyu 2006-04-22 11:12

一沙一世界,
一花一天堂,
一掌藏无限,
一刹寓永恒.
我更认为这样翻有韵味.中国文字真好.

annieyu 2006-04-22 11:18

William Blake(1757-1827): An English poet,artist and painter,who illustrated his own books.Blake believed poetry should demonstrate people's rich imagination,instead of talking about dull reason and crule realities.He advocated protecting the rights of wild animals.

annieyu 2006-04-22 11:24

Language point:

a grain of sand, a grain of rice, a grain of gold
We should cherish every grain of rice ,which processed a lot of procedures by farmers ,
workers and merchants and then coming to our bowls.

If you were a grain of gold,you will be shining later or sooner.

叶子66600 2006-04-22 12:22

It seems easy to understand English poetry!

Good !

annieyu 2006-04-23 14:15

Butterfly
Michael Bullock
The first butterfly of spring orange and purple,

Flits across my path,a flying flower that changes

the colour of my day

annieyu 2006-04-23 14:18

flit acrosswhile it is raining,the dragonfly is going to flit across the water lower then usual.

annieyu 2006-04-23 14:23

Michael Bullock:Born in London in 1918,he writes essays,plays and poetry.He was also the founder of the British poetry magazine"Expression", a base for the development of European modern poetry.Bullock often combines poems with music and visual art.He's also translated poems from other languages,including Chinese Tang Dynasty poet Wang Wei.

annieyu 2006-04-23 14:29

蝴蝶
迈克尔.布洛克
董继平译
那春天最初的蝴蝶,橘黄而紫红
轻快飞过我的路
一朵飞翔的花
改变着
日子的颜色

annieyu 2006-04-23 14:34

It is right spring time now ,so let us find some spring hints in the poem.

annieyu 2006-04-24 10:24

Don't you know that......


Dreams are there to show you the way
(Better take a look inside)
Close your eyes find out what they're trying to say
(You gotta take a look inside)


Only for a minute
Just to make a start
Imagine what you wanna see


Wake him up,the wizard
Sleeping in your heart
Just imagine what you wanna be

annieyu 2006-04-24 10:39

Don't you know that...


Dreams come true ,they do

Dreams come true
From all us to all of you,they do


Do't you know that dreams come true

True love is just a second away
(Better take a look inside)
Make that magic rule,let the miracle stay
(You gotta take a look inside)

Only for a minute
It's not a fantasy
Just imagine what you wanna be

annieyu 2006-04-24 10:42

Don't you know that

Dreams come true,they do
From allof us to all of you,they do
Don't you know that dreams come true

Dreams come true
Don't you know that

annieyu 2006-04-24 10:47

Comparing with the modern poems,I prefer the accient poems.But I choose this one only because I want to use it to encourage myself never give up.I do wish all of us can make our immigration dreams come true.

annieyu 2006-04-25 10:45

Star light,star bright'
The first star I see tonight
I wish I may,I wish I might
Have the wish I wish tonight

I wish I could be happy
Float amongst the stars
Climb a great big mountain
Don't let anything be to hard

I wish I could be confident
So there'd be nothing that I lack
Be as strong as I can be
So I can run and never look back

annieyu 2006-04-25 10:53

I wish I could live up to my potential(我希望能挖掘自己全部潜力)
Follow every dream
Never consider a goal too high
Let nothing stay the way it seems(世上原没有不能改变的东西)

I wish I could be patient
Just believe in fate
Stop asking so many questions
And just learn to wait(让自己学会等待)

I wish I could be brave
And never have a fear
Look ahead at my own future
And not just follow what I hear

annieyu 2006-04-25 10:58

I wish I were not so naive
Looking blindly at everything
Expecting all to work out
Always expecting to win

I wish I could be me
Accept myself as I am
Stop expecting so much
And be my own number one fan

Star light,star bright
The first star I see tonight
I wish I may, I wish I might
Have the wish I wish tonight

annieyu 2006-04-26 10:33

How late the daylight edges
Towards the northern night
as though journeying
in a blue boat

gilded in mussel shell
with slung from its mast
a lantern like our old idea of the soul

生如夏花 2006-04-26 14:51

LZ是英语专业的吧:wdb17:
谢谢你的分享:wdb10:

annieyu 2006-04-26 16:32

引用:

作者: kwoyi
LZ是英语专业的吧:wdb17:
谢谢你的分享:wdb10:

Thank for your support.I did not major in English but since we have applied for permanent resident in Canada ,I think we would better to improve our english as possible as we can.My major was inorganic material .During the long waiting time,how can we pass our spare time,so I decided to read poems to relax and meanwhile to improve my english.I think we can obsorb some spiritual food and slow down our pace ,then think about what do you really want to get,and how can you get it ,or it is really important to you.

annieyu 2006-04-27 12:32

It's not enough to have a dream,
unless I'm willing to pursue it

It's not enough to know what's right,(明辩是非还不够,除非我能坚强去行动)
unless I'm strong enough to do it

It's not enough to join the crowd
to be acknowledged and accepted

I must be true to my ideals (即使被遗忘和拒绝我也要忠于我的理想)
even if I'm left out and rejected

It's not enough to learn the truth
unless I also learn to live it

It's not enough to reach for love
unless I care enough to give it

annieyu 2006-04-28 11:10

Imagine , a life without dreaming
Nothing to work for
Nothing to reach your goal
I mean you should try
To take all your forces
And make your dreams come true
Stand up and try it
Take all your forces
And make your dreams come true
Never give your dreams away
Keep on going every day
You will make it I am sure
Just believein what you can
Sometimes life is going well
Sometimes stones are in your way
Try to push them away
And keep going on your dreams

annieyu 2006-04-28 11:16

Don't think everything is working
The first time you try it
Sometimes it is working hard
Do not give up your dreaming
People who do not dream do not push
They are lazy till they are old
You know what I mean
I hope you won not be
Lazy till you are old
Stand up and fight for
Fight for your life
Be proud of yourlife
Do not wait for presents
Chrismas is over
Fight for your life
Be proud of yourself

annieyu 2006-04-29 15:23

Sometimes I wish I could brush aside the cobwebs(蜘蛛网) of time
Go back and give you a warm hug on the days your heart hurt so badly


Sometimes I wish I could step through a rift(裂缝)in lost intervals
Stroll through yesterday to see you smile

And let you know it was
A special part of my life

But most of all I wish I could reach back across the years
And give you all my heart has to give

So you would have never known
A day without my love

karen2 2006-05-05 22:23

Thank you lz. I enjoyed these poems a lot. Keep up your good work. I will try to contribute one or two whenever I can.

karen2 2006-05-05 22:31

Have you ever watched kids
On a merry-go-round?
Or listened to the rain
Slapping on the ground?

Ever followed a butterfly's erratic flight?
Or gazed at the sun into the fading night?

You better slow down.
Don't dance so fast.
Time is short.
The music won't last.

Do you run through each day
On the fly?
When you ask How are you?
Do you hear the reply?

When the day is done
Do you lie in your bed
With the next hundred chores
Running through your head?

You'd better slow down
Don't dance so fast.
Time is short.
The music won't last.

Ever told your child,
We'll do it tomorrow?
And in your haste,
Not see his sorrow?

Ever lost touch,
Let a good friendship die
Cause you never had time
To call and say,"hi"

You'd better slow down.
Don't dance so fast.
Time is short.
The music won't last.

When you run so fast to get somewhere
You miss half the fun of getting there.
When you worry and hurry through your day,
It is like an unopened gift....
Thrown away.

Life is not a race.
Do take it slower
Hear the music
Before the song is over.

karen2 2006-05-05 22:46

There's a story about a little girl that goes with the above poem and I'd like to share it as well.
A couple of years ago I got an email (see below) forwarded from a friend with this poem and request to forward the email, which was the wish of a girl with cancer. I don't know it's true or not, but it's a sad story, and still remember it after two or three years.


***********************
PLEASE FORWARD THIS TO HELP THIS LITTLE GIRL.
ALL FORWARDED E-MAILS ARE TRACKED TO OBTAIN THE TOTAL COUNT.

Dear All:

PLEASE pass this mail on to everybody you know.
It is the request of a special little girl who
will soon leave this world as she has cancer.

Please send this to everyone you know or don't know.
This little girl has 6 months left to live, and as her dying wish,
She wanted to send a letter telling everyone to live
their life to the fullest, since she never will.

She'll never make it to prom, graduate from high
school, or get married and have a family of her own.

By you sending this to as many people as possible,
you can give her and her family a little hope,
because with every name that this is sent to,
The American Cancer Society
will donate 3 cents per name to her treatment and recovery plan.

One guy sent this to 500 people! So I know that we can send it to at least 5 or 6.
Just think it could be you one day. It's not even your money, just your time!

PLEASE PASS ON AS A LAST REQUEST

Dr. Dennis Shields, Professor
Department of Developmental and Molecular Biology
1300 Morris Park Avenue
Bronx, New York 10461

annieyu 2006-05-08 11:20

Thanks Karen2 and welcome ,I do believe that the poetry will benefit all of us that favor in purifying our mind and make us full of strength and courage.I have a long may day holiday now I will continue my work.

annieyu 2006-05-12 00:55

He says to the shy chrysanthemum
Grow for me 
You know you can grow
Into your own beauty

To the plant on the windowsill
The sun is for you
All you have to do,young one
Is let yourself come through

He lives to encourage
With every word he wishes you well 
To what is at the start of growing
And I know
That hell
Is where nothing is
Allowed to grow

annieyu 2006-05-12 01:04

So 
Like April rain
Invigorating April green
He has heaven deep fun
His tender words collaborating with the sun

annieyu 2006-05-12 01:20

他对娇羞的菊花说
长吧
你知道你能为我
长得丰姿独具

他对窗台的羞菊说
阳光为你而明媚
你需要做的,小家伙
是成长你自己

他为鼓励而活着
他的话里字字祝福
祝福那萌芽的生物
而我知道
地狱
就是一切不可
生长的禁地

于是
像四月的春雨
催生四月的碧绿
他快乐无边似天堂
他温柔话语应和着四月阳光

annieyu 2006-05-12 01:40

Mother's day is coming,so I tap this poem for all mothers and mother's mothers.Hope all of you have a good day.

There's a spot in my heart
Which no colleen may own
There's a depth in my soul
never sounded or known
There's a place in my memory
my life that you fill
No other can take it
no one ever will
Every sorrow or care
in the dear days gone by
Was made bright by the light
of the smile in your eye
Like a candle that 's set
in a window at night
Your fond love has cheered me
and guided me right
sure I love the dear silver
that shines in your hair
And the brow that's all furrowed
and wrinkled with care

annieyu 2006-05-12 01:45

I kiss the dear fingers
so toil warm for me
Oh! God bless you and
keep you,mother machree!

annieyu 2006-05-12 02:07

 在我的心灵之中
 有个地方,深不可测
 其境从未与闻
 哪个少女也难问津
 在我的记忆之中
 我的生命充满你的身影
 谁也不能取代
 永远无人有此真情
 珍贵时光悠悠逝去
 辛劳烦忧却永不消停
 你眼中的微笑,其光彩
 使烦劳转为光明
 宛如点燃的烛光
 深夜透窗棂
 你深情的爱激励我
 引领我一直前进
 是的,我爱你如银的发丝
 闪烁着深情的光芒
 我爱你额上道道皱纹
 岁月刻满沦桑
 我吻你勤劳的手指
 双手柔情温暖我心房
 啊!慈母在我心中
 福寿永绵长

karen2 2006-05-13 14:21

When you are old
by W. B. Yeats

When you are old and grey and full of sleep,
And nodding by the fire, take down this book,
And slowly read, and dream of the soft look
Your eyes had once, and of their shadows deep;

How many loved your moments of glad grace,
And loved your beauty with love false or true,
But one man loved the pilgrim soul in you,
And loved the sorrows of your changing face;

And bending down beside the glowing bars,
Murmur, a little sadly, how Love fled
And paced upon the mountains overhead
And hid his face amid a crowd of stars.

karen2 2006-05-13 14:22

当你老了
叶芝 (袁可嘉译)
  
  当你老了,头白了,睡意昏沉,
  炉火旁打盹,请取下这部诗歌,
  慢慢读,回想你过去眼神的柔和,
  回想它们昔日浓重的阴影;
  
  多少人爱你青春欢畅的时辰,
  爱慕你的美丽,假意或真心,
  只有一个人爱你那朝圣者的灵魂,
  爱你衰老了的脸上痛苦的皱纹;
  
  垂下头来,在红光闪耀的炉子旁,
  凄然地轻轻诉说那爱情的消逝,
  在头顶的山上它缓缓踱着步子,
  在一群星星中间隐藏着脸庞。

annieyu 2006-05-17 00:17

If I were a builder,
I'd make big bridges,
Bridges to far-away lands;
To Asia,Africa,South America,
Bridges to Europe,Iceland,Iraq.



I'd walk round the world,
To visit the people,
And when we shook hands,
We'd make a little bridges.

annieyu 2006-05-17 00:27

如果我是个建设者,
我就要建造许多大桥,
通向遥远地方的大桥;
通向亚洲,非洲,南美洲,
通向欧洲,冰岛,伊拉克的桥.

我将走遍全世界,
访问各地的人民,
而当我们握手的时侯,
我们就架起了一座座小小的桥.

harvey66 2006-05-17 00:53

引用:

作者: annieyu
If I were a builder,
I'd make big bridges,
Bridges to far-away lands;
To Asia,Africa,South America,
Bridges to Europe,Iceland,Iraq.



I'd walk round the world,
To visit the people,
And when we shook hands,
We'd make a little bridges.

I like this one.

annieyu 2006-05-17 01:14

Thanks for your appreciation.I guess today you will be sleepless because there are so many good news about ME,I do hope I can hear your ME this month.

annieyu 2006-05-17 02:55

She is lovely,
With the character of fire
And the form of water

She is a merry spirit
Where there is a happy event
There she 'll find herself


She 's so good at teasing
That she can make you speak the truth
And bare your heart

She 'll make you
Forget your troubles
And enjoy yourself


Drink then, to victory
Drink then, to friendship
Drink then, to love


But you must take care
When you feel jolly
She 'll steal your reason away

Don't take her for water
That will put out your worries
She is the oil poured on the fire

That'll make the wise even wise
And the foolish even more foolish

annieyu 2006-05-17 03:12

她是可爱的
具有火的性格
水的外形
她是欢乐的精灵
哪儿有喜庆
哪儿就有她的光临

她真是会逗
能让你说真话
掏出你的心


她会使你
忘掉痛苦
喜气盈盈

喝吧,为了胜利
喝吧,为了友谊
喝吧,为了爱情

你可要当心
在你高兴的时侯
她会偷走你的理性

不要以为她是水
能扑灭你的烦恼
她是倒在火上的油

会使聪明的更聪明
会使愚蠢的更愚蠢

harvey66 2006-05-17 20:26

引用:

作者: annieyu
Thanks for your appreciation.I guess today you will be sleepless because there are so many good news about ME,I do hope I can hear your ME this month.

Thank you.
I am anxious about my ME.
How's your application going?

annieyu 2006-05-18 00:18

My application process is I got my FN in 24th,January,2006.My VO is Li.THere is no need for other materials.I assess I can get 67-69 scores,depending my bacholar degree what score he will give me,but My sister in law has landing in Calgory in this month,If she can go smoothly and then I can get scores for relativeship---my scores will be 71--73.Thanks for your careness.

annieyu 2006-06-03 09:32

The strangest word
----Li Wendong
The strangest word is love---------
So easy to pronounce,
But so hard to prove.
To utter it needs only a puff of breath;
To testify it may demand a man's death.

annieyu 2006-06-03 09:45

Dreams
Langston Hughes
Hold fast to dreams
For if dreams die
Life is a broken-winged bird
That cannot fly

Hold fast to dreams
For when dreams go
Life is a barren field
Frozen with snow

annieyu 2006-06-03 09:55

Empty-handed and open-handed
Chen Siying
You said,
"I think I have every reason to be a taker---
I am born empty-handed and open-handed


I said quite the opposite,
"We are born empry-handed and open-handed,
Because Nature wants each of us to be a giver."

harvey66 2006-06-03 20:07

引用:

作者: annieyu
Empty-handed and open-handed
Chen Siying
You said,
"I think I have every reason to be a taker---
I am born empty-handed and open-handed


I said quite the opposite,
"We are born empry-handed and open-handed,
Because Nature wants each of us to be a giver."

Masterpiece.

annieyu 2006-06-03 21:46

引用:

作者: harvey66
Masterpiece.

I like this one too.So life is fair,it gives everyone the same image.Life is unfair,through the same image you get different conclusion.
Every coin has two sides .Which side do you see decided by yourself.No one can change the side so why don't we change our angle to see the same ploblem?

annieyu 2006-06-13 00:08

I think that I shall never see
A poem lovely as a tree

A tree whose hungry mouth is prest(pressed变体为押韵breast)
Agaist the earth's sweet flowing breast

A tree that looks at God all day
And lifts her leafy arms to pray

A tree that may in Summer wear
A nest of robins in her hair

Upon whose bosom snow has lain
Who intimately lives with rain

Poems are made by fools like me
But only God can make a tree

annieyu 2006-06-13 00:11

robin----知更鸟

personification----拟人修辞法

annieyu 2006-06-22 20:01

The fog comes
on little cat feet


It sits looking
over harbour and city

on silent haunches
and then moves on

annieyu 2006-06-22 21:52

轻轻地雾来了,它静静地坐着,
俯视着城市和港口,然后又飘移而去


有点徐志摩的风格

annieyu 2006-06-22 21:54

Cart Sandburg not only wrote poems,but the biography of President Lincoln which cost him twenty years.