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Chueh Chu

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Chinese Poetry

From Lu Shi code,

The Chueh Chu or Regulated Verse (chu = song) is the Chinese "sonnet short cut". It is a verse form that uses Chi Yen Shih and Wu Yen Shi meters.

The defining features of the Chueh Chu are:

  1. an 8 line meditation made up of two quatrains of either the Chi Yen Shih or Wu Yen Shih meters or a combination.
  2. rhymed, Variable rhyme schemes may be used, Rhyme schemes may be aaxa xaxa or xbxb xbxb or aaxa aaxa x being unrhymed.

    Survivor by Judi Van Gorder

    Ancient seer and priest, some think divine.
    Li Po sipped cups of rice wine
    yet poetry flowed whether sober or drunk.
    eons pass, still words touch and define.

    Genius poet- left his mark,
    Chinese characters - placed in shrine.
    His magic song – enlightens my soul,
    branding this muse of mine.

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