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.
The tree is big.
You don’t have to hold the UMBRELLA
to stand your ground.
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.


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


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