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    Dear Family and Friends,

    Please use this thread for any discussion or questions related to the "First Shaolin Wahnam Poetry Contest."

    Thank you and Enjoy.

    Yours,


    Charles
    Last edited by Charles David; 2nd July 2015, 02:30 PM. Reason: add link
    Charles David Chalmers
    Brunei Darussalam

  • #2
    This is exciting news!

    Thank you for organising this amazing opportunity.

    What a wonderful way to spend the summer; immersed in poetry 😄

    Love & Blessings,
    Parveen
    “So I say to you –
    This is how to contemplate our conditioned existence in this fleeting world:”

    “Like a tiny drop of dew, or a bubble floating in a stream;
    Like a flash of lightning in a summer cloud,
    Or a flickering lamp, an illusion, a phantom, or a dream.”

    “So is all conditioned existence to be seen.”

    Thus spoke Buddha.

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    • #3
      Fly far to the East for a very special stay
      And get lost in the flow of the rich Sabah way
      Smiles from all around will be a gift for your heart
      All just for writing some poetry art
      And basking in Malaysia as a prize would be nice
      I just hope I can win for eating mango sticky rice
      Love, and do what you will.

      - St. Augustine

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      • #4
        Yeah, Andrew.

        Will you post this one on the Contest Submissions Thread?



        Kind Regards,

        Charles


        P.S. Perhaps later we can have a contest for performance art, and eating mango sticky rice could well win!
        Charles David Chalmers
        Brunei Darussalam

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        • #5
          To be fair, eating mango sticky rice is in itself a win.

          *Fantasy Overture: Love Theme Plays*
          msr.JPEG
          Love, and do what you will.

          - St. Augustine

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          • #6
            And here comes David, wiping the floor with his lyrical prowess ! I was always impressed by your poems, now's no different.
            And all the other poems are awesome too! This is a lot of fun!!

            Hmmmm... I'm looking forward to see if a poem will come to me too!

            Happy practice early morning practice to those already awake,
            Fabienne

            EDIT: Andrew, I WISH I was able to "like" your post. I want mango rice now, haha!
            Last edited by Fabienne; 4th July 2015, 02:52 AM. Reason: MANGO RICE!!


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            • #7
              I'm very happy to have people posting and enjoying themselves with )Shaolin( poetry.

              So Far: Dagmar, Andrew, Damian Siheng, Ray, and David Langford have taken up the challenge.

              We've got more than two months, a whole season to read and compose. I look forward to reading a lot more, perhaps even a mango poem.

              How do I know if I've eaten a mango?
              da da, da da da, dada da, dada VanGogh

              Like that.

              Tropically Yours,

              Charles
              Charles David Chalmers
              Brunei Darussalam

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              • #8
                Some great entries already ...
                One of my students asked a question others might have too, so I'll post it here:

                Does the poem have to have a formal structure or can it be free flow? (Rhyme, Rhythm, Length etc.)

                Happy writing!
                Andrea
                Enjoy some Wahnam Tai Chi Chuan & Qi Gong!

                Evening Classes in Zürich
                Weekend Classes in other Swiss locations


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                • #9
                  Andrea,

                  Poetry submissions do not have to have a formal structure. It can be free flow.

                  Yrs.

                  Charles
                  Charles David Chalmers
                  Brunei Darussalam

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Charles David View Post
                    Andrea,

                    Poetry submissions do not have to have a formal structure. It can be free flow.

                    Yrs.

                    Charles
                    Thank you!
                    Enjoy some Wahnam Tai Chi Chuan & Qi Gong!

                    Evening Classes in Zürich
                    Weekend Classes in other Swiss locations


                    Website: www.taichichuan-wahnam.ch
                    Facebook: www.facebook.com/Taichichuan.Wahnam.ch
                    Google+ :
                    https://plus.google.com/+TaiChiChuanQigongWahnamZürich/

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                    • #11
                      Did You Know?

                      Did you know?

                      That if you click on the foreign language threads that you may have an option in your web browser to translate the page into English? I am using google Chrome, and I just discovered this; there is a certain poetic charm to the computer translations.

                      From Naoko in the Japanese forum:

                      It can also spread joy of life of try to write a poem in the summer of memories.
                      I agree fully


                      Yrs.

                      Charles
                      Charles David Chalmers
                      Brunei Darussalam

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                      • #12
                        Stop the Presses! Now Even More Prizes!

                        Dear Family and Friends,

                        As if Sifu's generosity and spirit of scholarship were not already amazing, there are now additional prizes as follows.

                        Rather than a single prize for best non-English poem there will be A prize for each Non-English section of the forum in which there are three or more entries. The prize for each language group will be One Complimentary Regional Course.

                        So, to be clear, potentially we could see prizes for:

                        Best Chinese Poem in Translation
                        Best French Poem in Translation
                        Best German Poem in Translation
                        Best Japanese Poem in Translation
                        Best Spanish Poem in Translation
                        Best Russian Poem in Translation
                        Best Italian Poem in Translation


                        and as before, those poems are eligible also for the Grand Prize.

                        Keep your pencils sharp!


                        Happily,

                        Charles
                        Charles David Chalmers
                        Brunei Darussalam

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                        • #13
                          Wow, no way ! It's amazing that Sigung is giving everybody a fighting chance!

                          Althoooough...

                          Does this mean I could enter a poem in German, French and English? Probably not, but it was worth asking for asking's sake . When it comes to the more scholarly aspects, I'm more for strategy, not poetry but hey! This challenge is really fun to be part of, thank you again for initiating it!

                          Happy practice,
                          Fabienne


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                          • #14
                            Fabienne,

                            Bomb's away!

                            Having thoroughly read the full-length, 16 page rule book, I see nothing in the rules prohibiting one from entering poems in multiple languages. I think you should go for it, since you planted the seed, let's watch it grow!

                            Yours,

                            Uncle Cha
                            Charles David Chalmers
                            Brunei Darussalam

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                            • #15
                              Do poems have to be actual?
                              I am asking because I had a poetical phase more than 10 years ago (as a reaction of my husband's illness and death) - and I do not think I am able to rejuvenate it (I tried, but failed) ...
                              With Shaolin Greetings,
                              Dorit
                              ... alles, alles, alles ist doch auf Liebe aufgebaut ..." (Ellen Auerbach, 1997)

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