Tuesday, November 20, 2012

A Wish

A Wish
By Nicky Yeh

I made a wish ten years ago
That was the day abound with acclaim and fireworks aglow
I wished that I could make a great progress the following year

Ten years later,
on the same day abound with acclaim and fireworks aglow
I made a wish
a wish I made ten years ago
not because I didn't do a good job
but it seems like everyone had the same wish

This year
nothing has changed
not even my wish
the same wish I made
ten years ago

Color our Lives

Color our Lives
by Maribella Tzeng

Green, yellow, white, black, and red.
Fresh ingredients, colorful vegetables.
Doctors always tell us what we should eat,
which is healthy but not always tasty.

Green, yellow, white, black, and red.
Which color you ate today?

Green, yellow, white, black, and red.
Which color are you having in your buffet,
fillet, or food tray?

Be it Green, or yellow, or white, or black, or even red
Whatever the color
Balance your diet
And live in color

November 1, 2012

Fried Chicken

Fried Chicken by Beryl Sun

Coated in crisp golden flour
Floating in wonderful flavor
Offering succulent juice
Delightful savor

 Fried chicken
 Simple enjoyment in life
Pleasing my mind
'best to have someone to share it with
to end strife
and appreciate life

When heartbroken
Fried chicken
 It's the best token

 October 31, 2012

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

'If' by Rudyard Kipling (3 interpretations)

These are youtube videos of Rudyard Kipling's poem 'If'. Three different interpretations. Listen to the first and followed by the Dennis Hopper's interpretation. Then listen to Martin Shaw's reading. Which interpretation do you prefer? How did you feel listening to their renditions?

Spokenverse, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tK4HDCIr_E8
Dennis Hopper's reading, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4EZhc_YZ2fs&feature=related
Martin Shaw's reading, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Sm2yKCYrCE&feature=related

Here's a copy of the text, http://www.kipling.org.uk/poems_if.htm