The Secret Gardens

Text I

How Should I Know

How should I know
the feelings in a mind when it is filled with sadness.

How should I realize
the bitterness of a heart when it is broken by tones of hopelessness.

How should I understand the hopelessness on a face
when they are swallowed by lots of pains.

How should I feel
the sadness of eyes when they are float by rivers of tears.

How should I learn the loneliness of ears
when they are segregated by sounds of happiness.

How should I understand
the coldness of lips when they are frozen by unspoken words.

How should I experience the breathlessness of a nose
when it is suffocated by smokes of ugliness.

How should I know
the feelings of smiles when they are abandoned by merriness.

How should I experience
the tiredness of hands when they are wounded by loads of works.

How should I recognize
the trace of steps when they are covered by flows of time.

Wai Kit Lam, 4th November 1999, Hong Kong, China

 

Text II

I Don't......

I don't belong to a head
I belong to the visions of the world. Eye

I don't belong to a head
I belong to the smells of the earth. Nose

I don't belong to a head
I belong to the tastes of love. Mouth

I don't belong to a body
I belong to the thoughts of wisdom. Head

I don't belong to a body
I belong to the touches of passion. Hand

I don't belong to a body
I belong to the steps of life. Foot

I don't belong to a being
I belong to the wonders of the universe. Body

Wai Kit Lam, 2nd November 1999, Hong Kong, China

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