The Beverly Arts
"Red Pajamas" - A Poem
Author: Joey Zhou
Translation from Chinese: Joey Zhou
Music YouTube link: https://youtu.be/cPh3Rm9IaJM
Note: In 1986, I was in Chengdu and met about 30 American teachers from the English Language Institute called ELIC . While I was there, I bought some red pajamas. On September 15th, 1986 when they left, I wrote this poem "Red Pajamas". Youth is willfulness and brute force! In fact, the process of disappearing is also beautiful.
have some red pajamas
Like the reflection of the setting sun in the river...
A gust of wind
blown away my pajamas
My youth goes with the wind...
into the sunset
Can't find my pajamas either,
Should I go on into the darkness and wait for another dawn？
Written on campus on September 15, 1986.