TEARS FOR DAD
world is in winter but colder is my inner heart;
I do return but from this life Dad did depart.
now on I cannot see any longer my father's shine;
to stop from my eyes the stream of fervid brine!
inside shoots as if cut by knives, the stings gather;
in a few days I have lost my beloved father!
reminisce the old days you were so formidable
because you wanted me to become serviceable.
immense merit was like high sky, vast ocean,
watercourse of love never ceased its motion.
I recall your merciful smile and generous face,
voice when educating me in each case.
even remember the rod to your good will to bend
being work-shy festal with a neighboring friend...
your bosom I can't find any word that fully speaks;
of choler are rolling down on my hollow cheeks.
now on I do not have any more my dear Dad;
on earth can I find my father's image – So sad!
Translation by THANH-THANH