歸途 On My Way Home
Driving your1 familiar Volvo,
Finishing listening to the love songs you favor,
I am alone on my way home.
Annoying me are those many anxious cars rushing on their way home.
Silent are the myriads of twinkling lights.
(星熒1978 年 感恩節 前夜著于美國 加州 La Jolla. 2007 年 6月修訂並譯成英文于美國 加州娜荷雅。)
(Hsing Ying 星熒 wrote the original poem歸途 “On My Way Home” in Chinese, in the evening before Thanksgiving Day of 1978 in La Jolla, California, USA. The author revised it in June, 2007. This is its literal translation).
1. The intended reader, “you” in the poem is our daughter’s mother, my ex-wife, Tai-li, who was out of town then.