Saturday, January 14, 2012

red

The Lunar New Year is just around the corner and there's still loads of spring cleaning and shopping to do. I have been very busy at work lately, so I will just post a past effort for this Poets Rally (Week 60)

To the Chinese, red is an auspicious colour. In the New Year, red will be everywhere, in every household, in the clothes we wear, the food, the decorations, flowers, and greeting cards.

To all my readers celebrating the occasion, have a Happy and Prosperous Lunar New Year!





scan by dsnake1




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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Gong Xi Fa Cai




© cheong lee san ( dsnake1 ) 2012

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14 Comments:

Blogger Taylor Boomer said...

beautiful,
Happy Chinese New Year.

14 January, 2012 00:44  
OpenID beccagivens said...

Happy New Year!!! Enjoy ~~

14 January, 2012 01:58  
Anonymous ZQ said...

Yes! Thank you. In some cultures in the west "Red" is a "red light district"I had to learn that RED is a wonderful, joyful, bright color.
Again, very nice
Enlightened
ZQ

14 January, 2012 08:38  
Blogger Taylor Boomer said...

hot thoughts on red,
Thanks for sharing.

14 January, 2012 08:45  
Anonymous dsnake1 said...

Taylor,

thank you very much! :)


becca,

thanks for your kind thoughts! :)


ZQ,

:D

it's good to have some cross-cultural exchanges, isn't it? recently, i happened to write about the "other red" here. :)

14 January, 2012 22:11  
Blogger Susie Clevenger said...

What a wonderful poem in red...love it! Happy New Year!!

15 January, 2012 05:19  
Anonymous booguloo said...

Enjoy your new Year.

15 January, 2012 07:55  
Blogger ketnamor journee said...

i been following you since i create dmy blog. i love your work =]

Look me up Ketnamor. =]
http://paletruth.blogspot.com/

15 January, 2012 11:08  
Anonymous dsnake1 said...

Susie,

thanks for your kind comments. :)


booguloo,

thank you! :)


ketnamor,

thanks for the visit. how are you lately? i hope you do write more. visit some poetry prompt sites, and submit work to a community. maybe you can start with the shorter poetic forms like haiku, cinquain, villanelle, or sonnet. or you can go straight into free verse. you will find your voice, i am sure. :)

15 January, 2012 21:36  
OpenID magdalenahermanstories said...

That was beautiful, purely romantic!

24 January, 2012 00:59  
Anonymous dsnake1 said...

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24 January, 2012 21:49  
Anonymous dsnake1 said...

Thank you, magdalena. :)

24 January, 2012 21:51  
OpenID zongrik said...

happy chinese new year. do you like red dresses too?

27 May, 2012 06:57  
Blogger dsnake1 said...

thank you, zongrik!

i like red dresses on ladies. :)

27 May, 2012 22:49  

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