Y – Yuefu

Thanks to Alex Hurst, who introduced me to Yuefu, I read a lot of poems on Yue Fu and chinese poetry.

Here’s an excerpt from Britanica

These poems were significant because they consisted of lines of varying lengths, some having a regular form of five syllables per line rather than the then-standard four-syllable line. The yuefu thus broke ground for the later classic gushi (“ancient-style poetry”), with its broader use of rhyme and fewer metrical restrictions.

I tried to pen a few but that didn’t do justice to this form, so today I am just posting some of my favorite verses which I had written when I was feeling down.
What do you know of the pain in my heart
forbidden forever of frozen starts

Destiny sometimes carries a colossal empty cart
What do you know of the pain in my heart

In deepest abyss of celestial nothingness
where echoes back the humdrum dream

In vain I grasp a bunch of shadows
suspended between endless seams

Porcelain smile – please stay longer,
Walk with me , a little further,
Through this maze, a path I fought, 
But still lonely in a crowd!!!

::Don’t Miss out on previous poetry types::

Day 1 – A for Acrostic                                        

Day 2 – B for Blitz   
Day 3 – C for CinqTroisDecaLaRhyme                     

Day 4 – D For Diamente   
Day 5 – E for Essence                                       
Day 6 – F for Florette 
Day 7 – G for Ghazal 
Day 8 – H for Haiku 
Day 9 – I for Inverted Refrain  
Day 10 – J for Joseph Star
Day 11 – K for Kyrielle 
Day 12 – L for Lanturne 
Day 13 – M for Minute Poetry
Day 14 – N  for Nove Otto
Day 15 – O for Octelle
Day 16 – P for Palindrome
Day 17 – Q for Quatrain
Day 18 – R for Rictameter 
Day 19 – S for Shape Poetry
Day 20 – T for Trifall  
Day 21 – U for U, yes U

Day 22 – V for Villanelle 
Day 23 – W for Wrapped Refrain
Day 24 – X for X

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