Jacques Nguyen Hieu Liem, former Chief Psychiatrist at the Troyes Medical Center, in Troyes, France, received his MD
degree from the University of Paris, and spent most of his life in practice in this charming medieval town.
Besides being a neuropsychiatrist, Liem found enough time to collect modern paintings and to write poetry, among his many
social activities. He never admits to writing poems, however, probably because of his reluctance to show a side of him
that is so far removed from the exigencies of his profession.
But write poetry he did, and so today we have a chance to glimpse at this sensitive soul and hear his sweet voice in
verses that sing with ease and delicate tenderness.
Et loin de chez moi.
On a recent visit to Blois, Liem dropped in on his old Lycee Augustin Thierry, and reminisced on those far-off school
days far from home, yet near to his heart.
Liem's tender voice knows no season. And although his summer feelings are like sunshine,
autumn leads to a certain nostalgia, winter is the joy of living, and snow is beauty. Find these sensibilities and more in
All of us welcome the advent of spring,
the season that brings forth flowers and joy after the long months of cold desolation. Liem's tender heart urges us to seize
the season and shout with joie de vivre. Spring is a charming little
gem that reminds us to avail ourselves of nature's beauty while it is still time.
What a wonderful feeling to have in the
midst of a tranquil and serene nature, which enchants you among the grasses, insects, and breezes. Visit this supremely
peaceful idyllic scene of summer, and savor the wonderful taste of relaxation from everyday care.
For You, for Me.
Unusually candid is this catalog of
a man's attributes and his imaginary sweetheart's. How do they fare with respect to life's fortunes?
For You, for Me carries this comparison to the limit of sadness.
If a psychiatrist asks what love is, and finds it hard to answer his own question, then there is no hope for you and me.
But I ask you to see what he has to say about Love , before selling your house, packing up,
and moving to the mountains never to return.
Liem never gives up on love, even though
it might be something of a riddle wrapped inside an enigma hidden deep in a mystery. No matter. When love flowers,
it is time for the heart to rejoice and not for the mind to philosophize.