I saw you at the crazy crossing We stopped for a moment while the umbrellas whizzed past US, And I looked up at You. I wondered why you smiled. So sad but so warm. We walked on.
I've seen countless umbrellas. You were under none of them. Redgreenyellowbluepurplepink and finally polkadots. But we never saw each other again. I knew I was only dreaming. But I kept on dreaming.
And one day I strolled along with nothing but an umbrella in hand I thought I saw your smile again- You took the umbrella from my hand And let it embrace the both of us While it s t o r m e d outside I was content. But In an instant you disappeared again. It was short-lived.
And you will find me at the Arts House looking at The Dolls of Japan... Seeking solace in solitude Trying to forget the feeling, But I'll always remember that umbrella. A single white in a sea of black and red.
And I'll be content to watch from my secret corner And do no more.
(PS: Dolls of Japan display at the Arts House is ending on 9th May. Beautiful. They are so well done, that you feel as though you can feel the dolls' emotions.)