쓸쓸한 청용의 해 정초에 떠오르는 (잃아버린 청춘; My Lost Youth) 에 잠겨…
Blue Dragon is known for its blue coloration and its ability to float on the ocean’s surface due to gas filled sacs in its stomach, also known for its venom for its venomous sting.which it delivers using specialized cells called nematocysts that it acquires from the prey it consumes. Sting is used to defend itself against predators including humans. Therefore we humans are required to defend ourselves with our weapons against communist and from the axis of the evil, and from human evil.
Often I think of the beautiful old home that is seated by a huge lake with a long walking bank , which was built by Japanese Colony.
Often I walked back and forth overlooking down the rice paddy farm that extended to west coast toward China to increase production of rice, and the serene surface of the lake.
The pleasant streets of that dear old town, and my youth come back to me.
When i stroll with village girls at night under the bright moon light, it reminds me of “Summer Midnight Dream” by a composer Mendelssohn.
In summer American soldiers stationed in the region often come to swim and dive from the top of lake water gate wheel and drew my attention to eat hotdogs with bloody catchup that looked like a blood.
A boy’s will is the wind’s will,
And the thoughts of youth are long, long thoughts.
I remember the gleams and glooms that dart across school boy’s brain; the song and the silence in the heart.
A boy’s will is the wind’s will and the thoughts of youth are long, long thoughts.
There are things, of which I may not speak; there are dreams that can not die; there are thoughts that make the strong heart weak.
Strange to me now are the forms of meet when I visit the dear old town; but the native air is pure and sweet, singing and whispering the song of Tom Jones ” Green, Green, Grass Home” (고향의 푸른잔디, 조영남), 나의 심금을 울린다( Touch the chord).
And the thoughts of youth still are the long, long thoughts. My heart goes back to wander there. And among the dreams of the days that were, I find my lost youth again.
A boy’s will is the windy’s will and the thoughts of youth long, long thoughts.
Choam Hubert Hojae Lee, Ph.D in Economic Thoughts.
President of Korean American Foundation (https://kafusany.com)
1st Vice president of Korean War Veterans Association chapt. 202, Orange. Jan 3, 2024. At the hill of Yang Han Jeong (양한정 언덕애서)