As the autumn wind blows
Leaves fall from the sky
Dancing with the breeze
Their steps lonely
Heavier than in the spring
However, this won't prevent them from leaving
No matter how far the journey ahead.
Sometimes they hesitate and wander around in deep forest
Looking up at the swaying branches
Still remembering the singing birds in summertime.
Throughout a myriad of reincarnations
Millions of years and more
They sigh upon the fragility of life
The memories of the past so remote and surreal
Yet, feel so wonderful and true.
Translated by Jennifer Zeng