Friday, January 23, 2009

Red

Chinese New Year is just around the corner, and as in usual practice, everything is left to the last minute. So expect the crazy rush to spring clean the house, pay the debts, buy new cloths, foodstuff, the little things that made up the Lunar New Year.

I wouldn't be on-line for a short while, so in the meantime, try to enjoy this repost...



Chinese New Year card
image by dsnake1
from a photo of a card



Red


Red is the colour of the blood in my veins
is the colour of kinship
is the colour of life.

Red is the colour of the petals of peony
is the colour of luscious lips
is the colour of beauty

Red is the colour of the face of Guan Yu
is the colour of autumn trees
is the colour of loyalty

Red is the colour of memorial tablets on altars
is the colour of candles
is the colour of faith

and red is the colour of my beating heart
is the colour of your blush
when we first held hands
is the colour of our love.

14.02.07
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© cheong lee san ( dsnake1 )

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13 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lovely. Happy lunar new year, gong xi fa cai, dsnake!

- Liz

25 January, 2009 20:43  
Blogger magiceye said...

happy new year!

27 January, 2009 17:54  
Blogger dsnake1 said...

Liz,

gong xi fa cai! :)


magiceye,

thank you! :)

29 January, 2009 00:50  
Anonymous gautami tripathy said...

I like the colour red with all its intonations or should I say connotations?!

29 January, 2009 01:15  
Anonymous gel(Emerald Eyes) said...

HI,
I enjoyed this post a lot. (I used to wonder why so many Chinese restaurants were decorated in red.)I notice red in your blog icon, too and a "green eye!" :)
Happy lunar new year!
gel- (Green-Eyed Lady)

29 January, 2009 18:06  
Blogger dsnake1 said...

gautami,

red is a lady's colour? :)


gel

thank you! glad you like the post.
to the chinese, red is an auspicious colour, more so during the lunar new year.

now you know why my blog icon is red too.:) (i drew the icon using a graphics program and i thought red will be an eye-catching colour in a white background.)

29 January, 2009 22:00  
Blogger polona said...

a happy belated new year!

i still love this poem, it's so full of life.

30 January, 2009 02:34  
Blogger dsnake1 said...

thank you, polona!

i have been busy lately, so i haven't been blog visiting much. :)

30 January, 2009 09:39  
Blogger S.L. Corsua said...

We celebrated it here, too, last Monday. ;) I hope you have a blessing-filled Year of the Ox, dear. Cheers!

30 January, 2009 11:18  
Blogger dsnake1 said...

yes, last Monday was the first day of the lunar new year. i hope this year will be much better. the Rat year was, well.. Rats! :)

thank you, S.L.!

30 January, 2009 23:52  
Blogger Pat Paulk said...

Red is a most beautiful color as is this poem!!

31 January, 2009 00:19  
Blogger Pat Paulk said...

Red is a beautiful color, as is this poem!!

31 January, 2009 00:20  
Blogger dsnake1 said...

hey Pat,

glad to see you back. :)

01 February, 2009 00:05  

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