A freezing breeze, has just gone
with the starless night.
There the Square that’s still in Christmas decors,
rests under the twinkling lights.
Where’s the traffic all gone, I wonder
that often seen crossing
Now there stands only the Big Ben
whose reflection, rippling
in the water that flows by.
Last night, seemed the longest ever
of all the nights that have gone by.
On New Year’s Eve, I
tossing about in bed, no dreams ever arrived.
Suddenly, there comes the stroke of
And a phoenix’s ascending, and outside
I hear waves of euphoric chanting
drowning this city, of ancient time.
Oh no. This is no dream
Nor is it illusion.
And that isn’t a phoenix either. It’s rather
bunches of flowers, in colour of fire
blossoming in style, in this festive time
A wonderful night sky.
I say, Little sparrow there, come and sing
And you the graceful poplars, come and dance.
Forget the endless winter rains
Say hello to the new spring
with song notes of elegant rhythm.
Let’s go, darkness is fading
Through the mists, we sing
to welcome the arrival of 2006
A sunbathed first morning!