Xanthus: A Xiaoshi


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 ChallengeX 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.


34 thoughts on “Xanthus: A Xiaoshi”

  1. Shows jealousy once given..proves fruits sweetness.. how beautiful is that! We must continue with our “Dear…” series. You are making me think a lot here, my dear girl!

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    1. Haha. I surely found an X. 😀 If you would want to know more poetry forms I can share you a link complete with AtoZ! 😀 😀 😀
      Thank you very much!!! 😀 Yellow is indeed a color from heaven!


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