My sister-in-law sent me this video.
There is cat blogging every Friday at The Modulator.
This is Tiny. She’s ready for Halloween.
My inspiration for a Tang poem came from Liu Chang-ch’ing, a poet of the Middle Tang Dynasty. Eleven of his poems were collected in the popular anthology Three Hundred Tang Poems. Here are English translations of some of his poems. I was inspired by his poetry to write a Tang poem of my own.
smokey satin stones
there beyond the bamboo
light skates their polished bellies
their cool hardness tempts
chilly to the touch
though not from a rivulet
two go in a pocket for later reflection
Tang poems are often reveries on nature or beauty. Learn more about the rhyme and meter of Tang poetry and compose a Tang poem of your own.
Not into this style of poetry? Try writing a List Poem instead.
Tagged by Flowers on a Friday -
- I like very bright colors. Beige depresses me.
- I have at least 15 pairs of reading glasses, and I can never find a pair when I need them.
- I rearrange the furniture when I clean house.
- Cold, rainy days make me happy.
- I’m currently in desperate need of a haircut, manicure, and pedicure.
- My great talent is sitting around doing nothing. I muse.
- I don’t wear any kind of cologne or perfume. I like the fresh smell of soap.
- I only like chocolate and vanilla ice cream. None of that fancy stuff for me.
- I don’t like slugs or snails. They give me the shivers. Bugs with exoskeletons are preferred.
- Home is my ideal vacation spot.
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- Link to your tagger and post these rules.
- List 10 random facts about yourself.
- Tag 10 people at the end of your post and list their names (linking to them).
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