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The Song of the bird of the Chinese House



The Song of the bird of the Chinese House

Every day early in the morning at about four
The bird of the Chinese house starts her dialogue
Hundreds of birds immediately join in
A long discussion follows

I also thought one day
To join this
“Are you talking about a lost forest”
I asked

“You know nothing”
Said the bird of the Chinese house
We are singing the song of our city
Not the song of the past

Not nostalgia

But a song of transition
We sing
A happy chat, said this bird
And started a soothing song
Hundreds of birds joined her
Again.

Translated from Sinhala - From Chi-na Gedara Kirilige Githaya- (The Song of the Bird of the Chinese House)









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Published on: 2009-07-15 (864 reads)

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