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Monday, January 26, 2009

New Year of the Ox



Photo by C. John Edwards his blogs are -
Suggested prompt...
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Take a look at all the traditions, superstitions and rituals of
the Chinese New Year. Chose some aspect of it and include it in your writing.



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Firecrackers are said to ward off ghosts
The gentle pop pop pop of the powder
and the spark
and the flare
And they flutter
fade
scared

Personally, I find this all so unfair.
If a ghost wants to celebrate the new year,
who am I to say no?

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Sarah



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4 comments:

Sarah said...

Firecrackers are said to ward off ghosts
The gentle pop pop pop of the powder
and the spark
and the flare
And they flutter
fade
scared

Personally, I find this all so unfair.
If a ghost wants to celebrate the new year,
who am I to say no?

CDB said...

I'm not educated as yet
To make a good safe bet
On spicy pork and prosperity
Little fingers and dexterity
But wanted to take the time
To dedicate this little rhyme
To the phenomenal work of a pro
The beautiful shot of dragon nose

No inclusion of bad words
Just the picture from CJ Edwards.

I.N.Kwell said...

The Chinese New Year alwasy looks like such fun I want to join in! The dragons and lions they make are incredible!

The Dragons dance
The Lions dance
To beat of drum
And symbols, son.
Evil spirits scared away
Not to come again another day.
Once a year we hang the red
Fire crackers, like you said.
Peach blossoms are good luck
Once should never buy a clock!

Chef E said...

Since once I put on a costume, and transformed myself into the Pillsbury dough boy for a job, I would like to place myself into the group of people that put this on and become the dragon for the crowds...my body would become light and airy as we pranced proudly before the cheering people and brought life through this wonderfully colored material, thread, and wood with all the fire works, smiles, and glorious food and celebration all around me.