Pensées d’automne

Voici venir la saison des cyclones.

Une chaleur intense étouffe le ciel trouble,

Des pluies diluviennes n’en finissent pas de tomber,

Des grondements de tonnerre font trembler le sol,

Des inondations et des glissements de terrain ici et là,

Et, horrible constat, dans le tunnel du Caudan,

Plusieurs noyades à déplorer.

O mon Dieu!

Protège-nous contre les calamités naturelles!

Renvoie-nous ce temps clément

Où, au gré de la brise légère,

Dansent les flamboyants en fleurs

Et les feuilles d’automne

Font une fête de couleurs.

Clifford Ng Kwet Chan

 

 

* Published in print edition on 21 November 2014

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