Happy Qixi Festival Everyone! I wrote the following a couple of months ago but thought it was appropriate to share today, on Chinese Valentine’s Day! The Chinese equivalent of Valentine’s Day is known as Qixi Festival, which is held of the seventh day of the seventh lunar month. Qixi celebrates the story of the cowherd and the weaver girl. Here is my version of the story… My mother was the Goddess of Heaven. I was her seventh daughter, called Zhīnǚ. My sisters and I all had special gifts. One sister was a healer, another was a carer of babies, another …
I visited the Shenzhen Museum yesterday morning. I’ll write more about that later when I can get to my camera, but in the afternoon I went to a poetry workshop with the Shenzhen Writers Circle. For some reason, when I was told to just start writing, I wrote about this…   A Dead Antelope at the Museum A velvety face soft and fawn brown eyes large and wet White bones sharp and splintered futility protecting delicate entrails from the beaks as they rip and tear Tourists quickly passing by ignoring her plight dying for all eternity It’s educational.
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