How many secrets can one ocean hold?
Tears break like a ticking clock.¹
How many secrets can one life hold?
It breaks in waves [and more] waves.
It will not stop.
–translated by Bobby
¹ Literal translation: tears tick tock like counting time. —though the composition of characters is really ingenious here because the symbol for didi (or ‘tick’) have the three drops of water radical, as of course do tears and any form of liquid.