Thursday, 24 October 2013

Jueju poetry - you either like it or hate it.


Augustus Albi has restarted his Creaive Thuikining class, now focussing on Writing. Yamima is writing poetry, and so far has come up with a single line ‘Rough winds do keel the greasy pot’.  Balustrade Chattalot is sure he has heard these words before, perhaps in some past remembrance of sweet silent thought.  He himself is turning his hand to Jueju ( 絕句; literally: "broken off lines"), a style of jintishi poetry that was popular among Chinese poets in the Tang Dynasty (618-907). It consists of a matched pair of couplets, with each line consisting of five or seven syllables.

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