Xanthus: A Xiaoshi
©2016 Rosemawrites@A Reading Writer
Brings joy as sun rises,
shows jealousy once given,
proves fruits sweetness,
a color from heaven.
Photo credit: Aaron Burden
In response to Blogging from A to Z Challenge: X is for Xiaoshi
Xiaoshi, (small poem,shi = poetry / xiao = little, diminutive or small) is a genre of Chinese poetry from the 1920s. It is a fragmented poem with minimal explanation. It teams seemingly unrelated images with little indication of cause and effect. The frame is at the discretion of the poet although in sync with most Chinese poetry, it is common to be written as a quatrain.
Missed a letter/poem? Read all Poetry from A-Z here.