兰花草 Orchid Grass Song

兰花草 Orchid Grass Song Crystal Ong imageThis is a Chinese folk song based on a poem written by Hu Shih. It was popularized by Taiwanese pop singer Lui Wen Zhen. The song lyrics are very simple. It tells of the person who plants the orchid grass and waits anxiously for the flowers to appear. It fails to bloom but he still has hope and dream of the day when the plant will start flowering and thus fulfilling his dream. Somehow, it relates to the philosophy of life; that one has to remain optimistic and hopeful to realise our dreams despite going through life’s disappointments while endeavoring what we are trying to achieve.

 

 

 

 

兰花草 Crystal Ong imagesSinger: Crystal Ong (王雪晶)
From song album Green Apple 1 (青苹果), 1998 (age 12 at that time)

Album may be available from:
http://starmedia.com.my/catalog

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兰花草 – Lyrics

我從山中來 帶著蘭花草
種在小園中 希望花開早
一日看三回 看得花時過
蘭草卻依然 苞也無一個

眼見秋天到 移蘭入暖房
朝朝頻顧惜 夜夜不能忘
但願花開早 能將宿願償
滿庭花簇簇 開得許多香

English Translation:

Orchid Grass

Coming down from the mountains
I brought an orchid grass
I planted it in the small garden
Hoping that the flower will bloom soon
I look at it three times a day
Until the blooming season passed
The orchid plant is still the same
There’s not a single bud

I see the autumn season arrive
I move the plant to a warm room
Each day I watch over it with love and care
Every night I can’t get the orchid out of my mind
I hope that it would blossom soon
Thus fulfilling my dreams
And filling the whole house with flowers and fragrance

 

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