新年好


新春
聚团年
五湖四海
四洋七大洲
年货丰盛累累
五代共聚一祠堂
芍药和鸡公花争艳
银柳剑兰大黄菊相配
爆竹在村头铺成红地毯
孩童的笑声预告兔年幸福

Happy New Year

Celebrating
New Year
Family reunion time
Coming from all sides
Four oceans and seven continents
With abundant gifts, goods and supplies
Five generations gather in one ancestral hall
Peonies and crested cock’s combs compete for beauty
Silver willow, gladiolus and chrysanthemum bundled in perfect bouquets
Firecrakers paper roll a red carpet through the village entrance
Children’s laughter heralds happiness in the coming year of the rabbit

Notes: This poem is written in incremental characters/words each line. The chinese characters illustrate a better shape due to the square form of each character.

Author: Cassa Bassa

🇦🇺🇨🇳 inquisitive, observant, witty, a thinker, was a misfit child 😊

17 thoughts on “新年好”

  1. How beautiful dear Cassa. I love how you describe the gifts so beautifully.
    “ Peonies and crested cock’s combs compete for beauty
    Silver willow, gladiolus and chrysanthemum bundled in perfect bouquets”

    What a hall full of family and what a blessing if this is based on truth. To have so many generations of ancestors gathering how amazing. Lovely writing my friend. Blessings 🌹🦋

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    1. That’s the memory I have of my childhood when in New Year’s eve, family members returned to the village to celebrate Chinese New Year (the Spring Festival). I remember one of the elders with no teeth and her smile was blooming because all the children and their family all returned home, all 5 generations.

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