A Flash of Thought
I laugh at you, the earth going round the sun,
For you can go round but once within a day and night;
I laugh at you, the moon going round the earth,
For you can't always be full;
I laugh at you, myriads of stars, small or large,
For you can never leave your orbits;
I laugh at you, the radio running thousands of miles in a second,
For you can't run as fast as a flash of thought on my mind!
The flash of thought on my mind:
Comes at a time to Zhuganxiang, and another to Zhuganjian;
Comes for a moment on Hudson River, and for another by Cayuga Lake;
If I was really deep in lovesickness,
it would go round the earth thirty million times in a minute!
Zhuganxiang is the name of a lane where I used to live; Zhuganjian is the name of the rear mountain of our village. Author's note