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If I Were A Star

Written by Anna Keiko

Translated from the Chinese by Germain Droogenbroodt

Narrated by Bill Wolak

If I were a star

I would wait for you at your window at night 

If I were a cloud in summer

I would soften the warmth of sun above you. 

If I were the wind,

I would gently blow your face when you sweat. 

If I were a bird

I would sing for you by day and by night 

But I am but an ant

longing to fly like an eagle

seeing you from the sky and settle close to you

If I were a star . . . 


Anna Keiko, a Chinese poet, is editor of Shanghai Huifeng Literature Association and director of the cultural foundation ITHACA in China. Some of her poems were translated into 20 languages, published in more than 70 newspapers and literary magazines. She participated at several international poetry festivals.




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