A Blooming Tree [Excerpt]
The Bride to Be [Excerpt]
A blooming tree is a composition in two movements. This piece was inspired by two Chinese poems written by 席慕蓉.
A Blooming Tree
How to let you meet me
At my most beautiful moment? For this,
I’ve prayed to Buddha for five hundred years,
For the predestined romance he could grant us.
Buddha turned me into a tree,
Growing by the road you would take,
Cautiously in full bloom in the sun,
Each flower was a wish I cherished in my pre-existence.
As you are near, please, listen carefully,
The quivering leaves are my zeal in waiting.
Yet as you walk pass by me, unseeing…
Behind you ,scattering on the ground,
Oh, my friend, are not petals
But my withered heart.
A Bride To Be
Love me, but not only because
Today, I am your bride
Not only because this fragrant wind,
The Europe’s sunlight in May
Please love me because I will be your companion
Spending together in the world of vicissitudes
Affections, like boundless sea
Waves, one comes after one,
No one can remember all of your,
As much as I could,
As tender as I would
Love me, when still young.