Pride of Place: Gladys Lam

Pride of Place: A series in which teaching staff and students from the English Department reflect on a place in Hong Kong. [Read all entries.] [Revisit the “Pet Sounds” series.] [Revisit the “Headspace” series.] [Revisit the “Ongoing” series.] [Revisit the “Interrogative” series.]

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A tree located near Béthanie at Pokfulam, Hong Kong
A place of calm—
I used to share my secrets to the tree.
There is no conflict between you and me.
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The tree is big.
You don’t have to hold the UMBRELLA
to stand your ground.
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The tree is as old as an eminent historian.
You can understand the history of this place
from the stained glasses while lying in the grass.

The tree evokes a lost time in my life.

To me, it is more than a tree.
My fragment of memories are in the tree hole.

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Gladys Lam.jpgGladys Lam is a graduate (MA in Literary and Comparative Studies, 2018) of the Department of English.

 

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