shrapnel caught beaming moonlightbat cauldrons ping night songs slowblossoms star-struck lie lowrest now awake below high grass Song thất lục bát (double seven, six eight): A quatrain comprising a couplet of two seven-syllable lines followed by a Lục bát couplet (a six-syllable line and an eight-syllable line). Each line requires certain syllables to exhibit a … Continue reading Song thất lục bát: High Grass
We can speak of a thingand comprehend it's something we doBut you don't truly understand wrongdoing until it is inflicted upon you We live vicariously through a screenfrom the comfort of our homesBe safe, keep your hands clean from where the suffering freely roams Thơ sáu chữ (Six-Word Verse): Stanzaic, written in quatrains or octaves.6 … Continue reading Thơ sáu chữ: Keep Your Hands Clean
The free space within ourselves is greatA constant source of wonder and mysteryBefore we choose to question or contemplate We ask what we want to beWe spread with inspiration from our conceptionYet we remain as an atomic outline Existing in the borders of our perception One in which we struggle to defineMass on mass hovering a … Continue reading Thất Ngôn Trường Thiên: The Space Within
Life I have not livedA year now goneLiving a normal lifeTime spent in dreams Light I absorb the lightI expel a shadowI slow at nightI want to glow The elements of the thơ bốn chữ (Four Word Verse) are:Stanzaic, written in couplets, each line has 4 words.Rhymed or unrhymed, with tonal inflection. Weekly Theme:Vietnamese Poetry … Continue reading thơ bốn chữ: Life & Light
These sayings are cheesyNo pain, no gain, easy peasySince quarantine you seeI've added twenty three kilosAnd still now my mass growsNot a single ache shows in meNow all are so jellyOf my giant belly pain free lục bát:Alternating of 6 and 8 syllable lines.Below is an idea of how the first few lines should rhyme: … Continue reading lục bát: No Pain, No Gain. Easy.