are growing up, that means I am growing old;
I continue to live because me in your flesh you hold.
word that you say sounds so sweet and soft,
hear it like the voice of angels or seraphs aloft.
your arms so amiable, oh your feet so fine:
and leaves for foliage in the ancient tree design.
will become stunted while you young sprouts shoot, thus
life will be multiplied by yours many times plus.
day in the morning sunlight or evening moonlight
to offer poetry to the universe you will also write.
am the fruit, you are each a seed;
In you I am always young, I will never get aged indeed.l
my children... the new fair weather is again bright,
life eventually becomes limitless to our delight.
I have never held it against me when coming to bat
only see compassion everywhere I look at
the taste of bitterness I have gone through as honey.
think of the time when you all start out, sunny,
step on spikes and thorns, defying any road-block,
loving Liberty like me before, as drunk with bock,
vindictive hatred in the future dictionary.
will write about the exotic lands, each a visionary,
at the foot of old Roman rampart now hushed
witness the bricks with time mercilessly crushed:
palaces and castles have soon fallen into ruin.
have perished, the suzerains once with so much din;
peaceful and beautiful Le Louvre Museum exists
imposing and impressive Eiffel Tower in Paris;
remain here the works that old architects achieved
original contributions by everybody perceived.
dear children! We will
never be lost:
or existence all depends on our cost.
would be more wonderful than an infinite aspiration,
unshakable beliefs based on a firm foundation?
have got our lives, then we are living! Oh, what bliss!
live is to love... yes, live only to love, not to miss:
looks at his image among humans as his mirror!
Translation by THANH-THANH