Spring really here, or is it only a dream?
I learned how to smile, Iíve waited for Spring.
thirty years of vagabond life,
heard Spring would free my shackled heart.
know Spring rushes once itís come
its liqueurs to fill souls to brimming.
oh what wretched, endless grief
strange and frigid Spring imparts!
sometimes idles as it comes,
runs with no promise of returning.
I pray and nourish faith
Spring will return, smiles will set root.
drink to Spring in these darkest times;
chant my rhymes of hopeless waiting.
do you know? Oh what dreams I waste
the buds of Love and Joy youíve lost!
Spring, Jan. 23, 1981)
Contact: Vinh Liem
1 Applegrath Court, Germantown, MD 20876-5613 (U.S.A.)