Jane Yue-hwan / 張月環
Jane Yue-hwan was bestowed with Doctor degree of Japanese Literature by Yasuta University in Japan in 2001, now is an Associate Professor & Chief of Appiled Japanese Dpartment in National Pingtung University. Her publications include collection of essays ‘’Rain of Hometown‘’, short stories ‘’I and Park‘’, poems ‘’A Song of Wind Chime‘’ and ‘’A Poem of Fruit ‘’.
Tonight I walked by your door / 今夜 我從你門前走過
Tonight I walked by your door
hesitating for a moment as I looked at the door.
The moon and stars look same as they did three years ago.
But today I worry in silence.
I should have knocked on the door and said:
「How about a drink?」
But I fear spilling the warm wine
I shook my head
Perhaps by now you have quietly fallen asleep
Or are leaning out the window in expectancy
But not of me
Yet I tread on this road every day and how warm the feeling is.
Background / Wax A ﷽﷽﷽logy nclude 背景
I ascend the mountain
You descend the mountain
I see the painted clouds
Wax Apple / 蓮霧
The fresh fruit is plump and juicy,
just like clusters of flowers
filled with nectar.
Perhaps it should chewed
in small bites.
Perhaps in large bites.
Deep red deep red
Just eat it!