Fresh rain has fallen on the vacant HILLS

Autumn evening brings its Winter CHILLS


Through the Pines the bright Moons moonlight SPILLS

The clear Stream flowing over rocks & RILLS

Bamboos rustle ~ Wash Maids ~ ply their SKILLS

Lotus stir ~ Fishboats with their fishes FILLS


Let Springs fragrance  ~ vanish where it TRILLS

May the Wanderer tarry where he WILLS !




Near Celestial City of TAYEE

Where the waves of Mountains meet the SEA


Looking back ~ white clouds hiding it from ME

Into the azure mist it vanished BE

Its on the Central Peak of Regions THREE

Of valleys bright with SUN ~ or dark CLOUDY !


Seeking a *Shelter for the Night* ~ for FREE ?

I hail a WOODSMAN chopping down a TREE !


Thanks for reading ~ comments please ~ Love B & A ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿงก๐Ÿ’™ 


In the TANG DYNASTY (AD 618 - 761) there were 2,500 Poets

who wrote 50,000 recorded Poems ! In the original Chinese ~

TANG OCTETS have lines of 8 7 & 5 syllables. This meter is not

Maintained in Translation into English but the lines must scan !

In the Chinese there is a single RHYME for each line. The Rhyme

Pattern is  a a a a a a a a   I have maintained this in my Rhymed

Translation (based on Bruce Wilsons non-rhyming Translation)

and I have used a different Rhyme Word for each line ! In a Tang

Octet ~ the central QUATRAIN consists of two parallel COUPLETS

matched or contrasted with the Quality of Object ! Try writing one

for yourself ! I*ll post a new one on MONDAY. Love B & A ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿงก๐Ÿ’™ 



    HOLA BRIAN - OSO GRANDE MIO ! A me gusta esta Poema de Dinasita TANG Chino ! Love the rhyme endings makes it cool to recite also the meter. We always learn something new from a Study of Chinese Poetry ! Weather has been warm today (16C = 61F) ideal for SAILING ! Im going to miss Auckland Bay when I come home next Month ! Still being with my Oso Grande will make it all worth while ! A me gusta El Castil Blanco y la Musica Cina tambien !

    Amor - Paz y felicidades por Tu
    Y muchos Abrazos y Besos y
    Todo de Mi Amor tambien por tu SOLO !
    Tu Angelita Amorada ๐Ÿงก๐Ÿงก๐Ÿงก๐Ÿงก๐Ÿงก๐Ÿงก๐Ÿงก


      Gracias Angelita Mia Amorada ! Por tu apprecion por esta poema de TANGO CHINO Y El Castil y La Musica China ! Pleased you were able to sail today ! Weather here was very warm 25C = 77F ! We had a Carnival a Rose Show and a Christian Celebration in the Park. I will be with you in FIVE WEEKS ~ AMEN !

      Muchos Besos y Abrazos y Todo de Mi Amor
      Tu Oso Grande Amorado ~ BRIAN
      ๐Ÿ’™ ๐Ÿ’™ ๐Ÿ’™ ๐Ÿ’™ ๐Ÿ’™ ๐Ÿ’™ ๐Ÿ’™

    • orchidee

      You met them Tangs? Were you around then? You even older than me?! A fine write B&A.
      I spotted 'amor', well, Fido did. He told me he saw the word - swoon!

      • ANGELA & BRIAN

        THANKS UNCLE STEVE ~ Pleased you enjoyed the Presentation ! Personally I dont think one AMOR (in context) merits an 18 do YOU ?

        Blessings & Joy to YOU & Dopey Doggy
        Love in the SPIRIT B & A ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿงก๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿงก๐Ÿ’™

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