BRIAN & ANGELA

TWO TANG OCTETS ๐Ÿ’™ BRIAN & ANGELA ๐Ÿงก



 

AUTUMN IN MY MOUNTAIN ABODE

 

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 !

 

THE ZHONGNAN MOUNTAINS

 

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’™ 

Comments2

  • BRIAN & ANGELA

    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

    • BRIAN & ANGELA

      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!

      • BRIAN & ANGELA

        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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