Monday, November 27, 2017

thank you for your love

if only we could just relive those moments...

photo by JessicaGale at

thank you for your love

it was andy lau on the hi-fi.
his mandarin was awful, i said.
he should stick to cantonese.
she was in the kitchen
slicing some mangos
deshelling some prawns
to go with the vodka
and blue curaco
that i have poured.
but the song's nice, she said.
beautiful love song.

and then we lit our cigarettes
ate our mangos and prawns
stood at our apartment window
lifted our glasses
of blue poison
to the golden sunset
that was spreading
into our house
and all the while
andy lau was on the hi-fi
singing about love.


"Nobody has ever measured, not even poets, how much the heart can hold"

-- Zelda Fitzgerald

She loved this song. I liked it too. We used to kill it on the karaoke :
谢谢你的爱 / Thank You for Your Love

© cheong lee san ( dsnake1 ) 2017

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Blogger X said...

It is such a peaceful scene that you paint. Wonderful job on the little details. You write so comfortablebly, its easy to find yourself in this.

Really well written.

28 November, 2017 00:23  
Blogger dsnake1 said...

thank you. it has been a long time, and it's so nice talking to you. :)

28 November, 2017 20:46  
Blogger rallentanda said...

Your poem is gorgeous. I think simplicity is the essence of poetry.
I played the're right his manadarin's lousy...LOL (as if I would know:)

02 December, 2017 12:54  
Blogger dsnake1 said...

thank you, rallentanda. it's so nice to hear from you!

yes, i like poems to be simple too, in language and in style. it should be accessible to the masses.
i think his mandarin has improved tremendously, while mine has stayed lousy all the while. that was my opinion at that time. :)

03 December, 2017 18:28  
Blogger Mary said...

Oh this is really beautiful. Love the setting, the atmosphere, and the music!!

05 December, 2017 04:38  
Blogger dsnake1 said...

thank you Mary. it was one of the happier chapters in my life. :)

06 December, 2017 18:38  
Blogger Wendy Bourke said...

Beautifully drawn. The close on this is absolutely perfect ... so ordinary and so memorable. The fragility of time captured. The essence of bitter-sweet.

11 December, 2017 08:48  
Blogger dsnake1 said...

thank you, Wendy! :)

11 December, 2017 10:21  
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