Showcase works from participants (before/after)

  •  haiku by Anna Yin, Photo by ShiYing

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Work by Janice Zhang, photo by GuanTao

Participants were provided photos/pictures/personal items to choose to write their stories or feelings.

Here was the photo Janice chose and she wrote a poem in 5 minutes at Our Stories Co-creating and Sharing workshop.

Window by the Sea
By: Janice Zhang
2017-08-10

 

I want to escape from ordinary life
And fly like the seagulls
They free their mind and soar
While the stars shine so bright

So what if I can’t flee?
Then, watch the tide and the heaven collide
Through my window by the sea

I , can always daydream
——— of you

And this gave us opportunities to co-create the following:

I want to escape from this ordinary life
And fly afar like the seagulls.
From dawn to night they soar
While the stars shine so bright.

But what if I can’t flee?
Through my window by the sea
I watch tide and heaven collide

And no one can stop 
my daydream

of you

 


2.

Love Haiku Poems
By: Janice Zhang

Holding my breath
Alone in a snowy night
I wait for the sound of key turn

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Moon river –
When fingers are swimming
On a woman’s skin

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The moon is asleep
The cricket sound faded
Pounding heartbeats

Suggested to revise and Co-created as the following:

holding breath
alone on a snowy night
I wait for the key to turn

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moon river –
fingers sliding
the curve of her skin
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a dozing moon
cricket songs fade
pounding heartbeats
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七律 尼亚加拉大瀑布 by Tony Wu

 
美加边界此中分,倒海翻江铁骑闻。
巨幕低垂连异域,彩虹高掛串浮云。
飞流万载未停步,通贯五湖皆入群。
自古传名冠世界,谁人天下不知君。

骑—读寄,去声

Niagara Great Falls
8—line poem with 7 characters

Divided America and Canada in two sides,
Tumbling like oceans and rivers, loud as passing strong cavalry like,
Huge curtain falls down joining two countries,
Rainbow strings flowing clouds high in the sky.
Falling tens of thousand years never stop,
Group Great Lakes together of five.
Number one in the world since history,
Every one knows you under the sky.

Suggested to revise and Co-created as the following:

Dividing America and Canada making two sides,
Tumbling as ocean, loud as a passing cavalry,
Huge curtain cascades down joining two countries,
Rainbow bridge tossing clouds high in the sky.
Falling tens of thousands of years, never stopping,
Five Great Lakes rolling and connected together.
Number one in the world in history,
Who does not know you under the sky?

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Films and documentation by Hunter:

  1. 20171014-Poetry Workshop: Share your stories Led by Richard Greene

  2. Our Stories Co-creating and sharing project at HSK led by Phoebe Wang and Tony Li at HSK
  3. Video interview: http://ccnews.ca/index.php/tv-movies/entertainment/item/6928-anna
  4. Our Stories Co-creating and sharing project at HSK for summer camp (Aug 2)

 

 

More works by Anna Yin

The Flute In the Wind and the Traveler by Anna Yin

The flute in my case could not wait any more,
she popped up and rolled out into an open field.
Lying among daisies, she sang the wind’s whispers
and mirrored the moonlight’s glimmer.

A traveler stopped for her song.
He bent down and picked her up.
Feeling her coldness, he cupped her in his hands.
Her song paused, yet her skin’s color returned.

For a moment, she felt his fingers melt her,
and vibrated when he put lips closer.
And I wanted to know what happened next,
but could not, as I, the case, was left behind.

 

A Compass Rose by Anna Yin

 

MEMORY by Sajeda Manzoor

 

Thoughts wander
Time surrenders
Sometimes it haunts
Childhood memories
 

The past whispers
It is the cycle of life
The caterpillar becomes a butterfly
 

She waits for the sunshine
When it touches her soft body
She turns into a butterfly
 

Flapping her wings and toward the sky
She flies high and high
Among flowers she sings and wanders
She enjoys her new-born wings
 

She thanks to thy Lord
I am no more a wiggly thing
I am a colourful butterfly
I can fly high above the sky.    

 

 

 

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