HAVE COME BACK TO SAN JOSE
have come back to San Jose with it I identify,
behind of fond remembrances a whole sky.
bade farewell hesitantly to the previous location,
the car wheels rotated slowly on separation.
have come back to the Yellow Flowers valley
find oblivion in the birds' song down my alley.
spring rain drops it drops innumerable
love, of memories: where they go? unanswerable.
have come back to conceal my particular pain;
it be... To let it go with the current am I fain?
will pass as swiftly as do wind and clouds,
myself will remain with life's ups and downs.
have come back here at the end of my prime.
much I miss him will be no more with time.
purple clouds are attached to the hillside,
lonely exile is into the decline of day to slide.
am back; my solitary image the mirror closes.
I blow a kiss to the past with thousand roses.
am already back to San Jose now,
myriad love words to poetry Heavens endow.
alone in the evening sunlight here,
San Jose, is it not the wind very cold – my dear?
Translation by THANH-THANH