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Thursday, July 27, 2006

Bon Jour Vietnam

Saw this website somewhere and it was so beautiful I feel I have to include it to share with everyone.

http://www.visualgui.com/motion/BonjourVietnam.html

1 comment:

Larry said...

Hello Vietnam

Tell me this name, strange and difficult to pronounce

That I have carried since my birth

Tell me the old empire and the feature of my slanted eyes

Describing me better than what you dare not say

I only know you from the war images

A Coppola movie, (and) the angry helicopters

Someday, I will go there, someday to say hello to your soul

Someday, I will go there, to say hello to you, Vietnam

Tell me my color, my hair and my small feet

That I have carried since my birth

Tell me your house, your street, tell me this unknown entity

The floating markets and the wooden sampans

I could only recognize my country from the war photos

A Coppola movie, (and) the helicopters in anger

Someday, I will go there, someday to say hello to your soul

Someday, I will go there, to say hello to you, Vietnam

The temples and the stone-carved Buddha statues for my fathers

The stooping women in the rice fields for my mothers

Praying in the light to see my brothers again

To touch my soul, my roots, my land..

Someday, I will go there, someday to say hello to your soul

Someday, I will go there, to say hello to you, Vietnam