By Daniel Tam

深夜的地鐵車廂如同上班時間般擁擠,
但我們並不焦躁,因為碰口碰面都是黃絲帶。

Deep into the night, the Underground, packed as rush hours
Yet no unease, no anguish: yellow ribbon on us all.

旺角更是宇宙最浪漫。
亞皆老街彌敦道是我十幾歲時每天經過的地方,
我發夢都估唔到有日會有人在那裡搭個棚,
為地球人遮風擋雨。

Mong Kok: now the most romantic spot in the Universe.
Argyle Street, Nathan Road, my daily passage as a teen.
Who would ever have dreamt of seeing a canopy put up,
To shelter earth-dwellers from rain and wind?

見到地鐵站頂的朋友,大樂——
試問爬了上去,見過這樣的人民風景,如何捨得下來?

Exalting! Some have summited the MTR entrance!
Having viewed folk-scape from high! Hard to descend?

道路屬於人民,巴士屬於人民,
但巴士上的標語,並非怒氣沖沖,而是幽默又準確。

Roads are now in people’s hands, buses too,
With sharp slogans, garnished with humour and not with fire.

自由與活力,是以協商的耐性、自律的智慧為基礎。
從社會運動的角度說,沒有警察,是更大的挑戰,
我們必須懷著更大的戒懼與謹慎,去擁抱眼前一瞬的美好。

Freedom and vitality, accommodating and self-restraint,
Patience & Wisdom reign. Challenging streets, minus policemen.
With care and caution we embrace this fleeting enchantment.

但在現場呼吸過新鮮空氣的朋友,都會知道,
無論結果如何,我們已改變了自己,
為城巿的未來打開了一扇門。

You dear friends who have savoured this fresh air here know:
Outcomes matter but little. For we have all changed,
And for our city’s future, we have now opened a door!

無須對未來太樂觀,
但可以放膽相信,
我們每個人的,為自己為社會做一件小事的決心。

Let’s not be over-optimistic about the future,
But let’s trust this determination, in one and in all,
This will to do a little something, for ourselves, and for more.

一小步,一小步,
冷靜與堅持。

Cool-headed steps, strong-hearted steps …
Little by little, step by step …

街上見。
See you in the streets.

Tam Daniel

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Fanny-Min Becker  2 October 2014 at 14:12 · 

ROMANCE: the last for the Movement perhaps, but not the last.

A poem by Tam Daniel
Caught in the internet & rendered into English on
October 2014 at 14:12 by

FM:)
♥♥

 

 

Merry & Gay

2017.10.02 First Gay Marriage in Germany

BBC 2017.10.01 Two men have become the first gay couple to marry in Germany, on the day gay marriage became legal there.

Karl Kreile and Bodo Mende, a couple for 38 years, exchanged their vows at the town hall in Schöneberg, Berlin.

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So happy for them.

FM:)
♥♥

Friedrich Gulda: Beethoven – Piano Concerto No. 5 in E flat major Op. 73


The one and only one …

Live recording from the Munich Piano Summer Festival,
1989 Friedrich Gulda, soloist and conductor
Munich Philharmonic Orchestra Ludwig van Beethoven –
Piano Concerto No. 5 in E flat major Op. 73
0:00 I. Allegro
20:40 II. Adagio un poco moto
26:39 III. Rondo. Allegro

You’ll Never Walk Alone – Elvis Presley

The ever magnetic Elvis 

click here for the song

Encounter 1999.03.26 SF
Photo credit:  Fanny-Min BECEKER

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When I first arrived in San Francisco in 1999
planning to make a brand new start
I knew nobody
And when I left after a few months
I found a few friends who remain friends till today

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You, too, such encounters?

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FM:)
♥♥

by Lilly Mee Wu in Toronto

Lament of an M.D. Sufferer

2009.06.07 Lament

There is no cure.
Macular degeneration
Comparable to suffocation,
Eyes to injure.

No line is straight.
On all horizontals, no less,
Descend a crazy waviness.
Accept your fate!

What next, you ask.
Retinal detachment, follow!
Treated, on your face you lie low.
Not a mean task.

And comes a hole.
In the centre of a pink wreath,
Emptiness beyond and beneath.
Naught to console.

What else to see?
Gold rimmed blue blooms in a posy;
Dingy pavings green and mossy.
The flicks are free.

Don’t understand.
Out swims a line, a message,
To read it you can’t manage.
No code at hand.

Pressure is high.
A blue intensity appears,
Beauty to allay your fears.
Headaches sail by.

A gloaming fell.
Could be lucent as a spring dawn;
Or a typhoon’s charcoal screen drawn.
Cannot foretell.

Meteors explode into star dust;
Rockets burst in flashing combust.
Injected silicon:
Kind of Gorgon?

Laser brings a perpetual glare
And a dazzling whiteness most rare.
Extreme brightness
Makes for tiredness.

Bestir yourself! Your doctors warn.
Like an eight-year-old you must learn.
Fail to use it.
Then you lose it!

You yourself teach
How things to reach.
Buy magnifiers to aid reading;
But daily deeds need new meaning.

Health is a mission.
Strange how bowels can affect sight.
Or an aching leg be a blight
On your vision.

Exercise till
The soles know the ground they walk on,
Fingers know what they light upon.
Live to the full.

You are not blind.
The smells and sounds identify.
Who and what they do clarify.
All in the mind.

Fate is accepted.
In waking moments, day and night,
Keen light or dim glow, is your sight
Smaze blanketed.

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Composed by Lilly Mee Wu
Toronto 20-29.04.2009

Typed by FM
Posted on facebook on 2009.06.07 at 00:51

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Lilly was my class teacher from 1960 to 1962
Ever so encouraging
Ever so trusting
She helped me to find myself
Without her
There would not be the today me
My teacher for Life

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Have you ever met a teacher for Life?
Would you wish for such a teacher?
Are you a teacher for Life yourself?
Can we all be teachers for Life?

Click CONTACT and drop me a line or two or three … 

FM:)
♥♥

fleeting 01 – stamp


On the cover of fleeting you can see a stamp
this chop hand-carved by FM
is made up of 2 characters
夢 dream & bird 鳥

夢和鳥是捺不住的
dreams and birds cannot be restrained

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Do you have dreams?

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FM:)
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