相思紅豆 or 相思豆, transliteration: “mutual love beans”. Long a symbol of love in chinese culture.
Known as the seeds/beads of the Sandalwood tree:
王菲 – 紅豆 Faye Wong – Red bean:
然後一起分享 會更明白 相思的哀愁
可能在我左右 你才追求 孤獨的自由
Lyrics: Lin Xi
Have yet to grind down the red beans, brew them into a mutually sticky love wound
To be shared between you and me, so we’d better understand, the pain and melancholy of yearning
Have yet to thoroughly feel, the tenderness of a lucid sober kiss
Perhaps only when you are next to me, will you be seeking, the freedom that comes from being alone
Faye Wong is so beautiful…
And Lin Xi is a poetic genius. Lin Xi channeling/replying 劉大白.
My old post on Moon hooks: