Flash Fiction for the Aspiring Writer: Poem – Italian Sonnet “The Rooster’s Year” #amwriting #poetry #flashfiction #BellLetsTalk

Thanks to Priceless Joy for hosting FFftAW.


Credit: SingleDust


Lunar New Year, this January coming, 

Falls on the twenty-eighth; each year changing. 

Two-days short each month, calendar arranged, 

Every now and then, extra month added some —

Years; sweeping out the bad luck, bring income —

Of good luck for the Rooster’s year; detained

With bad luck being born in Rooster’s year same. 

Chinese all celebrate — dragons welcome. 

Say Rooster’s confident, hardworking, honest

People’s person; then, firecrackers light —

Sky with brilliant red, ends old year; promises, 

Year of luck, decorated scarlet; fond —

Kids gifted with cash; all enjoy the night, 

Dragons, food, and firecrackers delight


See: “When Is Chinese New Year 2017? How to Celebrate and What the Year of the Rooster will Mean” by Mickey Smith 


©Mandibelle16. (2017) All Rights Reserved. 


16 thoughts on “Flash Fiction for the Aspiring Writer: Poem – Italian Sonnet “The Rooster’s Year” #amwriting #poetry #flashfiction #BellLetsTalk

  1. Priceless Joy January 25, 2017 / 6:12 pm

    Great poem Mandi! I had to giggle when I saw you were writing an Italian Sonnet for an Asian prompt. LOL! Cute!

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    • mandibelle16 January 25, 2017 / 6:39 pm

      Thank you PJ. I didn’t think about the form until I’d written it lol. I suppose I should’ve looked for an Asian poetry form 🙂


  2. rosemawrites January 25, 2017 / 11:56 pm

    yay!!! italian and asian is such a great combination! 😀 i enjoyed reading this dear! ❤

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  3. Singledust January 26, 2017 / 2:06 am

    such fusion of all things that truly signify the coming New Year – Xièxiè! Perfect as a toast before beginning the reunion dinner.

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  4. Jade M. Wong January 26, 2017 / 1:57 pm

    Awesome poem Mandi! Love all the different elements and details of Lunar New Year you included 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  5. sailajaP14 January 27, 2017 / 9:43 am

    Your sonnet is exquisite. It captures the essence of celebration. Well done Mandibelle!


    • mandibelle16 January 30, 2017 / 9:37 am

      Thank you Jacqueline. Lol you don’t have to be. I know here we have a ‘Chinese Town’ neighbourhood in the city. They have New Years Day Parades, fireworks, and events. One can even book at Chinese restaurants for New Years Eve meals and it on New Years Day. My Dad does much work in China and is there couple of times each year. Once he was there for their New Years celebrations with a family, and thoroughly enjoyed it. It’s their biggest celebration I believe.

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      • jacquelineobyikocha January 31, 2017 / 5:38 am

        Yeah! I learnt it’s their biggest celebration which makes it extra special for them. You should follow your dad once to China.


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