蔣勳 (Jiang Xun) feat. 劉藍溪 (Liu Lan-xi)

Just got reminded of the writer, artist, and aesthetics scholar 蔣勳-Jiang Xun.

And immediately thought of his poem, 願-Wish:

我願是滿山的杜鵑 只為一次無憾的春天
我願是繁星 捨給一個夏天的夜晚
我願是千萬條江河 流向唯一的海洋
我願是那月 為你 再一次圓滿

如果你是島嶼 我願是環抱你的海洋
如果你張起了船帆 我願是輕輕吹動的風浪
如果你遠行 我願是那路 準備了平坦 隨你去到遠方

當你走累了 我願是夜晚 是路旁的客棧 有乾淨的枕席 供你睡眠

眠中有夢 我就是你枕上的淚痕

我願是手臂 讓你依靠
雖然白髮蒼蒼 我仍願是你腳邊的爐火 與你共話回憶的老年

你是笑 我是應和你的歌聲
你是淚 我是陪伴你的星光

當你埋葬土中 我願是依伴你的青草
你成灰 我便成塵
如果 如果你對此生還有眷戀
我就再許一願 與你結來世的姻緣

While I quite like this simple poem from 蔣勳-Jiang Xun and particularly appreciate some lines, but without fail this poem for me serves another purpose: to bring me back to an old old 1970s song and oh-oh-so-lovely young Taiwanese singer and actress who would make my little boy’s heart beat faster simply by holding her vinyl record in my little boy’s hands and looking at her cute photos on her album cover. Within Mum’s music record collection, 劉藍溪-Liu Lan-xi’s albums were my favourite which I played all the time. I didn’t know it at that time, but she was probably my earliest sappy crush; I just knew that I adored her and listening to her sweet crystal-clear voice and light happy songs and looking at her pretty album covers made me happy…

劉藍溪 – 如果 Liu Lan-xi – If:

劉藍溪 – 如果

如果你是朝露 我願是那小草
如果你是那片雲 我願是那小雨
終日與你相偎依 於是我將知道
當我伴著你 守著你時
會是多麼綺麗

如果你是那海 我願是那沙灘
如果你是那陣煙 我願是那輕風
終於與你纏綿 於是我將知道
當我伴著你 守著你時
會是多麼甜蜜

Awww…just hearing her sweet voice and I feel a flush rising up my cheeks and a silly big grin on my face. I remember doing this all the time, putting her record on, sitting on the floor and leaning against the glass door of the built-in records shelf of the grey and white Yamaha music hi-fi system, holding her album cover in my hands, looking at her pictures and feeling my heart go flitter and flutter…

[劉藍溪-Liu Lan-xi was considered as one of the 后期瓊瑤女郎-a leading lady of latter Chiung Yao movies in the late 70s/80s, together with a couple of other scintillating leading ladies Mum absolutely loved then.

I have a series of posts on 劉藍溪-Liu Lan-xi, her songs, and on a couple of much-loved 瓊瑤-Chiung Yao movies and theme songs, and one other leading lady, written in the drafts folder. I really really should get them out somehow…
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One thought on “蔣勳 (Jiang Xun) feat. 劉藍溪 (Liu Lan-xi)

  1. Okay, I can’t resist…gotta put some of her songs and images here now…

    劉藍溪 – 小時候的願望 Childhood dreams:

    劉藍溪 – 也许 Maybe:

    [with some beautiful pictures of her, as well as some teaser shots from her most popular Chiung Yao films.]

    劉藍溪 – 野薑花的回憶 Memories of wild ginger flowers:

    [she was the original hippy flower-child. achingly beautiful shots]

    劉藍溪 – 北風 North wind:

    [one of my favourite songs from her. a duet. lovely harmonious voices]

    劉藍溪 – 微風細雨 Gentle breeze light rain:

    [this album back cover of her in her short shorts and strappy top always used to make me blush…]

    劉藍溪-風鈴輕輕 Wind chime tinkling:

    [rare live performance of her here. think she was 18 or 19 here then, still with baby fat. think I am falling in love with her all over again…]

    Who would have thought in just a few short years, she would quit her show-biz career at the height of her stardom, leave for overseas, and most shockingly, shave off her beautiful hair, take her vows and renounce the red-dusty world to become a nun before the age of 30.

    Ahh…I love Taiwanese 民歌.
    In a way, my real musical heritage, courtesy of Mum.

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