Sometimes

Photo Art by Temy Hoang

Sometimes the sky is so blue
It embodies all hopes in the universe

Many a time the joy is so overwhelming
You even find your competitors pleasant

Once in a while the pain is so unbearable
No tears can ever relieve it

At times you come across a poem so deep
Not one individual soul can ever grasp it

Forever you are so beautiful
I can never love any one else in like manner

The Red Leaves

Red Leaves in the Park. Aug 2016

As if they had had enough of Summer
The leaves turned red
Amid the hot and dry desert-like weather
Depressing Summer lovers who visit the park

I don’t mean to block the arrival of Fall
Nor freeze the breathtaking sunset
Over the Summer mountain top

But I’ll record the mooing of the black cows
Grazing along the vast golden hills
Under the rainbow clouds at sunset;

The maneuver of the beautiful blue jay
Around the serene open space preserve
Filled with red woods and oak trees
And the smell of sun-burned grasses

I’ll view them over and over again
Since I cannot hold back the time
And Fall is coming
Seriously

The Silhouette 

Big River beach. Mendocino Aug 2016 ©

Are you real or is it your shadow
Silhouetted by the Big River beach?
I called your name only to hear
My voice echoing in the air

I searched for you on Facebook
Among piles of lavish meals
Flashy faces and vacations
Fragments of news and personalities

On Instagram I dug thru
Countless pictures of self-portraits
Surreal landscapes and beautiful animals
Street artworks and fashion fixes

No traces of you anywhere…

I listened to the soothing sea breeze
And heard the harmonic rhythm of my heartbeat
I realized you’ve been there for me
Materialized, kind-hearted, and vibrant
The whole time

Where the River Flows to the Ocean

Mendocino, where the river flows to the ocean
Mendocino, where the river flows to the ocean – Aug 2016

Where the river flows to the ocean
The beginning and the end intertwine
Life goes full cycle and meets death
Day ends to start night
Yet the life force is eternal
Like the day you said
You love me
Forever….

Mendocino Aug. 2015
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I re-posted this piece and added a new picture I took of the Big River beach on account of my recent trip back to Mendocino.

The Lone Tree

The Dragon mountain at sunset

Parched in the sunlight,

Witnessing the passage of time,

The small tree stands by itself

On the Dragon mountain peak

Contemplating its loneliness-

An unavoidable condition

Of its existence.

Does it ever have

Any sense of belonging?

Does it ever feel free?

The tree stands bearing

Life’s impermanence

Lakes will vaporize

Green grasses will turn golden

Spring comes and goes

Prisoners of Time.

 

Random Thoughts 3.12.2016

The Leaf. Feb. 2016

to uncle H. Bui

“You’ll be on my mind forever”
Norah Jones’ sultry voice playing
on the smart phone while I was
walking in the Winter rain
made me think about you, uncle

You’re right. There are encounters
in life that you will never forget
and relationships that seem
to never be ended even when
you don’t keep in touch any more

The geese have been back to the park
The grass is beautifully green this year
The white dandelion is shy in the breeze
Spring seems to be here early

Here comes new life
New relationship
New beginning
Let’s be hopeful
for the best!

California Feb. 2016

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