The Eyes of Hoian
Whenever I come to Hoian I love to see the eyes over the doors of old houses. To me they are so spiritual. They are there to welcome friendly people, but also to send away the evil spirit to protect peace for the house and the family.
As I go along the Hoai River, I always see the eyes from the boat loooking as me as if they are inviting a ride. The lady on the boat will look at me, eyes sparkling, voice so sweet:
- Chi oi, moi khach di dao Song Hoai choi chi
( Please invite your tourist clients to have a boat ride along the Hoai River)
It is very nice to chant a poem during the boat trip. This time about the eyes of Hoian:
The eyes of Hoian
Are so beautiful
The eyes over the door
To keep the house in peace
The eyes on the ship
To make safe and sound trip
People are so nice
Smiling with bright eyes
Oh, I love so much
The eyes of Hoian.
It is very interesting to chant the same poem in Vietnamese with sweet melodies.
A visit in Hoian with a poet tour guidem why not???
Published on 6/22/12