Friday, 13 December 2013

卜算子


There is a goddess of memories, Mnemosyne; but none of forgetting. Yet there should be, as they are twin sisters, twin powers and walk on either side of us, disputing for sovereignty over us and who we are, all the way until death.  – Richard Holmes,  A Meander Through Memory and Forgetting



Suddenly thought of this Song Dynasty verse that evokes some memories of yesteryears and I would agree with Holmes that there should be a goddess for forgetting, just as there is Mnemosyne.


卜算子      李之议者

我住长江头,
君住长江尾,
日日思君不见君,
共饮长江水。
此水几时休?
此恨何时已?
只愿君心似我心,
定不负,相思意。


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