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by Tinker
Rated: E · Poetry · Contest Entry · #2144926
Happy New Year in Chinese poetic frame.
Plant the Seeds

Chan monk on knees, hands in earth.
Boy asks, "What will New Year bring?"
Monk's head bowed in thought, "Sweet Peas,
I plant seeds, to bloom in Spring."
                   Judi Van Gorder

Chan is zen in Chinese

4 Lines.
*RibbonO* Third Place Jan 1, 2018-Jan 15, 2018 Oriental Poetry Contest
Ch'i Yen Shih  , the elements of which are:
         1. stanzaic, written in no more than 3 quatrains, usually only 1 quatrain.
         2. measured by 7 characters per line which in Chinese are mono-syllable words but could be words of more than one syllable when translated in English.
         3. Usually written with a caesura after the 4th word in a line.
         4. rhymed. Rhyme xaxa xbxb x being unrhymed.
         5. always written with parallels and balance.

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