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Re: How To Write A Chinese Poem

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Judy Prince <[log in to unmask]>

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Poetryetc: poetry and poetics

Date:

Fri, 5 Feb 2010 21:19:51 -0500

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Touchy dude, you!

blechhhhh......get over it!

On 5 February 2010 19:55, Angel Robert Marquez <[log in to unmask]>wrote:

> I think exceptional is a preference rather than a standard than, a matter
> of
> taste. I don't find anything that can be passed on exceptional, I guess. I
> guess the barrier of my concern is making your personal preferences for
> subjective matters rules for others and using the difference a balancing
> scale to manipulate public opinion to suite selfish needs.
>
> But whatever. I read that little chinese quote in a zen book a coworker
> gave
> me right when I awoke this morn and thought I would share the poem with the
> poetry people. maybe i'll think twice next time.
>
> On Fri, Feb 5, 2010 at 4:44 PM, Judy Prince <[log in to unmask]
> >wrote:
>
> > It's whatever you think it is, and it's not what I prefer.
> >
> > I love to read exceptional poems, whether Chinese or not.  Exceptional
> > poems
> > are rare, have always been rare, are rare in all cultures and eras.
> >
> > I'd love to be able to write exceptional poems even one of them, but it's
> > sufficient to be able to read the rare exceptional poems, to celebrate
> the
> > joy, surprise, and beauty in them.
> >
> > No surprises in this explanation, I'm guessing.
> >
> >
> > On 5 February 2010 15:41, Angel <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> >
> > > Does it need to be different? Why is it unexceptional?
> > >
> > > Is that patrick's pattern?
> > >
> > > I'd love to hear what you find to be uber kewl <3
> > >
> > > Sent from my iPhone
> > >
> > >
> > > On Feb 5, 2010, at 11:31 AM, Judy Prince <[log in to unmask]
> >
> > > wrote:
> > >
> > >  So how's this different from Patrick McManus's snaps?  Except this is
> > >> quite
> > >> unexceptional.  Must've been a whole lot lost in the translation.
> > >>
> > >> Judy thinking this Chinese poem's not in the totally cool classics
> > genre.
> > >>
> > >> On 5 February 2010 14:00, Angel Robert Marquez <
> [log in to unmask]
> > >> >wrote:
> > >>
> > >>  A WELL-KNOWN Japanese poet was asked how to compose a Chinese poem.
> > >>> "The usual Chinese poem is four lines," he explained. "The first line
> > >>> contains the initial phase; the second line, the continuation of that
> > >>> phase;
> > >>> the third line turns from this subject and begins a new one; and the
> > >>> fourth
> > >>> line brings the first three lines together. A popular Japanese song
> > >>> illustrates this:
> > >>> "Two daughters of a silk merchant live in Kyoto.
> > >>> The elder is twenty, the younger, eighteen.
> > >>> A soldier may kill with his sword,
> > >>> But these girls slay men with their eyes."
> > >>>
> > >>>
> > >>
> > >>
> > >> --
> > >> Frisky Moll Press:  http://judithprince.com/home.html
> > >>
> > >> "I can't read my library card."  ---Jeff Hecker, Norfolk, VA
> > >>
> > >
> >
> >
> > --
> > Frisky Moll Press:  http://judithprince.com/home.html
> >
> > "I can't read my library card."  ---Jeff Hecker, Norfolk, VA
> >
>



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