09:05, 03/06/2011 (GMT+7)
The Water Seeker (1960) is a beautiful poem written by Che Lan Vien about Uncle Ho. Many critics have approached the poem as a contemplation about the great leader – the beloved old father of the nation, who went on a quest to find a way to save the country when the country was still engulfed in pain. Xuan Dieu said that this is one of the three most successful poems of the collection Light and Alluvium (Literature Publishing House, 1960). It can be seen that throughout the poem is the journey of a patriot, from the time the ship La Touche Treville took him through a long journey on the waves until he found “The picture of the Party nested in the picture of the party.” Water” and return to the beloved Fatherland.
The poem is inspired by important events of President Ho Chi Minh, from the time he left to find a way to save the country until he met Leninism and found the way to national liberation. It can be said that the poem originated from the memoirs of the author written on the occasion of the 90th birthday of Lenin (April 1960), the article The road led me to Leninism.
Reflecting on history from the end of the 19th century to the beginning of the 20th century, when patriotic movements and struggles for independence and freedom for the nation went into crisis:
How many people walk before and after One big question to know where? Five continents deep sky silent
The holy book has long faded.
Thereby, we can see the burning desire of the patriotic young man Nguyen Tat Thanh, determined to go and find a way to save the country.
At the beginning of the poem, Che Lan Vien wrote:
The country is so beautiful. But Uncle has to go
The line of poetry has 10 words, like opening and closing two life stages. The two sentences seem to be opposite, but there is a causal relationship, very logical: because they are patriotic, they are not willing to look at the slave people, so they have to go and find the shape of the country – an independent country. -free.
At the beginning of the journey, the young man watched many emotions. The ship seems to carry the love of the Fatherland:
When the beach gradually retreats, the village disappears
The four sides look at a row of bamboo without shadow.
The familiar beaches, villages, and bamboo rows of the country are gradually fading away, blending into the horizon. On that first night away from the country, the love and nostalgia for the country deepened and penetrated:
The first night away from the country, who wants to sleep?
Saying “who dares to sleep” refers to the interference of consciousness with the subconscious mind. He does not want to sleep, but in fact, this is a natural restlessness, a manifestation of his concern for the country and the people. . Until many years later, in Chiang Kai-shek prison in China or in the late nights in the mountains and forests of the Viet Bac resistance war, he also had so many “sleepless” nights.
Che Lan Vien is like incarnating into the nooks and crannies of the lyrical character’s soul to express very emotionally the psychological process of the departed:
The waves crashing under the ship’s hull are not home waves. Heaven is not blue from here
Far away from the country, the more I understand the pain of water…
In amazement at strange shores, he felt more love and understood more about the pain of his people and country. Without the existence of the image of a painful country, perhaps there would be no motivation for him to find the future shape for the new Vietnamese Fatherland – The image of the Party within the image of the country, to bring “” rice and clothes”, “happiness” for the nation forever.
The image of a patriotic young man appearing in the first two stanzas is not as majestic and majestic as the great man, “The wind and clouds have come to the sea” (Truyen Kieu – Nguyen Du) or as energetic as a man. patriotic scholar “Wanted to cross the East basin by the wind. All the same silver waves send out to sea” (Farewell when going abroad – Phan Boi Chau). In these two stanzas, the image of a twenty-year-old young man, crossing the vast ocean to find a way to save the country, appears humble and simple, but becomes a lofty role model, in contrast to the lives that surround him. , small in the pond of slaves:
We all sleep in narrow tatami beds My dreams crush my life Happiness is in a beautiful dress
A quiet roof casts a shadow on the soul.
The journey of the patriotic young man unfolds with a specific political goal, without ambiguity, illusion or illusion. What he is looking for is not artistic horizons, or “an invisible, distant mist” but a concrete truth for the people, for the country:
The standing position of the whole nation
A glorious way for twenty-five million people.
Thoughtful verses evoke a personality with the great thought of the time. The poet seems to lead us along the arduous journey of a patriotic young man to save the country. In the stories about Uncle Ho’s active life during his wandering years in a foreign country, Che Lan Vien chooses typical details, which she recast with a comparison rich in expressive and evocative value:
Do you remember, the cold of Paris A pink brick, Uncle against a whole season of frost And the fog of London, do you remember?
Drops of sweat Small people in the middle of the night.
Re-reading these verses, we are really touched and see how much we love Uncle Uncle! Uncle Ho’s road to save the country was soaked with sweat from the hard work of a passionate, passionate person. Following the flow of events, Che Lan Vien summarizes his life and activities in poetic language that is both smooth, lyrical and sharp, intellectual with a talented style.
World history has experienced the shaking moments of the Russian October Revolution, 1917. Uncle Ho’s journey to save the country was illuminated by “the bright Russian sun in the East”. And, it was the same sunlight that led him to Leninism. It seems that the shape of the country has gradually appeared when he read Lenin’s Thesis:
Thesis to Uncle Ho. And the one who cried Uncle Ho’s tears fell on the words Lenin. Four walls were silent as Uncle Ho turned each page of a folded book
Outside, the country waits for news.
The uniqueness in the above verses is that from the great political events, Che Lan Vien blew into it emotions, thoughts, and revived the historical moment in the journey to save the country in a very emotional way. motion.
Tears of patriotism are so sacred! Anyone who has read the essay in the form of a memoir by author Ho Chi Minh – The road that led me to Leninism – cannot imagine the talented, creative but moving application. Che Lan Vien’s heart is so human! During the journey to save the country, this is the first boundless happy tear, dispelling the worries of the nation, since he left his beloved Fatherland:
Uncle shouted to himself as if saying to the nation “Here is the rice and the shirt! Happiness is here!” Picture of the Party nested in the picture of Water
The first minute of crying was the minute Uncle Ho laughed.
Some people think that Uncle’s discovery is similar to that of a scientist when finding the truth. It should also be added that, our Uncle Ho found a historical truth: It was patriotism that brought him to Marxism-Leninism and he believed that there was only Marxism-Leninism. New nin can help oppressed peoples in the world, including the Vietnamese people, successfully carry out the struggle for national liberation.
The patriotic young man has overcome many difficulties and obstacles to find and found the right path, bringing freedom and independence to the country and the Vietnamese people. With poetic revolutionary romantic stanzas, poet Che Lan Vien drew a vision of the country’s beautiful future. The connection between the author’s point of view and that of the patriotic lyricist is in the belief in love and optimism about tomorrow’s good changes:
The water chase is over. The blue sky becomes a song. Electricity follows the moon into the workers’ bedrooms. Country people have become intellectuals
Darkness needs to transform into heroes.
The image of the people of Vietnam, the country of Vietnam stepping on to the glory with strangely brilliant beauty:
Thousand-year-old thatch roof changes color of tile
Ordinary lives are also covered by flowers
The poem is a deep gratitude for the great merits of the founder of the new Vietnam.
From historical events, the poet has created a unique artistic image: WATER FINDER. It can be affirmed that this is one of the excellent poems written by Che Lan Vien about Uncle Ho. On the road to the revolution and the people, “from the horizon of one to the horizon of all” (P. Eluard), from “the metaphysical wind that blows a thousand candles out” to “the hand of man rekindles the light” million green shoots”, Che Lan Vien’s poetry brought new heights, expressing the voice of the nation and the times.
Da Nang, May 2011
The country is so beautiful. But Uncle has to go
The first night away from the country, who dares to sleep
Waves crashing under the hull are not waves
We all sleep in narrow tatami beds
My dream crushes my life
A hundred dreams can’t stand a thick night
I let the rain fall and the wind blow
Around Sword Lake, no one talked about King Le
Our hearts have become mossy old stories
Understand why “The Man Who Seeks the Image of Water”
Not a picture of a stone poem carved into a person
The picture of the country is either alive or dead
Ancient yellow, future red
Do you remember, the cold wind of Paris?
A pink brick, Uncle resisted a whole frozen season
Life as a boatman drifts along the waves
The one who asked around the American flag,
Dreaming of water at night, seeing pictures of water by day
The plants in the dream are green and blue at home
How will our people live tomorrow?
Where does the Red River flow? And history?
Then what will happen to the flag? How will the singing sound?
What will the smile look like?…
Behold, the Russian sun shines brightly in the East
The bitter tree has produced sweet fruit
Thesis to Uncle Ho. And He cried
Uncle Ho’s tears fell on the word Lenin.
Uncle shouted to himself as if speaking to the nation:
“Rice and clothes are here! Happiness is here!”
Our people carry a bowl of rice with sweat and tears
The chase is over. Blue sky into song
Electricity follows the moon into the worker’s bedroom
Vietnam thousand years Dinh-Ly-Tran-Le
Citadel of Vietnamese people in cool springs
Oh! The way to Lenin is the way to the Fatherland…
The Moscow snow that morning was a hundred times cold
Lenin’s thesis followed him to his homeland of Vietnam
The border is far away. But I see