Fireworks

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Firework is legal in China. In fact, gunpowder is China’s ancient invention. Fireworks are used as part of the celebration in occasions such as Chinese New Year or opening of a new store business. One of our trips to China was to visit relatives in rural area. My husband and my siblings decided to play fireworks. They spent US$10 and got a whole shopping bag of all kinds of fireworks. The more expensive one was the rocket design with 13 tubes of gunpowder strapped in a hexagon shape.

Upon ignition, the rocket was catapulted straight into the sky so high that we almost couldn’t hear the explosion. My husband was impressed by the powerful display. He was thrilled and played until the last piece of fireworks was spent, because fireworks is illegal in our city in U.S.

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Daily Prompt: Catapult

Daily Prompt: Impression

Letter in the Bottle

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This is my first attempt to write a Pantoum Poem
I want to thank Teresa Baker at https://theresabarkerlabnotes.com who encouraged me to try different Poem Form. I found one example from the link below and followed the pattern to write today’s poem.

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A letter in the bottle

Left adrift aimlessly in the sea

Vessel reaches the shore one day

After floating miles away

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Left adrift aimlessly in the sea

Sparks echo the sunbeams above

After floating miles away

A tug in a wandering heart to read

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Sparks echoes the sunbeams above

A gentle soul gazes the glittering sea

A tug in a wandering heart to read

The message seeks to convey

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A gentle soul gazes the glittering sea

Vessel reaches the shore one day

The message seeks to convey

A letter in the bottle

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There are four stanzas in the line patterns of

Stanza 1 – 1, 2, 3, 4.

Stanza 2 – 2, 5, 4, 6.

Stanza 3 – 5, 7, 6, 8.

Stanza 4 – 7, 3, 8, 1.

Reference: https://www.youngwriters.co.uk/types-pantoum

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Daily Prompt: Adrift

Royal Family

The summer of year 2000, my daughter Mercy attended the University of St. Andrews, Scottish Studies Summer Program in United Kingdom. During that summer, there was quite a fuzzy feeling among the students, and a lot of commotion happening on campus. Why would it be a surprise? It would be surprised if no one paid attention. After all, it was more than notorious, a royal family member, Prince William would be attending school at University of St Andrews in the fall of 2001.

It was a wonderful feeling and a memorable summer for Mercy to attend the University that Prince William attended in the following year!

Daily Prompt: Notorious

Cirque du Soleil

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I love to see Cirque du Soleil. They have different themes for shows. One year my daughter gave me a wonderful treat for my birthday. It happened that Circus de Soleil came to town. She bought tickets online. What I was impressed about the show was that there were many farces happening at the same time as the main act. It kept me entertained, and laughing all night.

I think people working in the circus have their brain wired differently!

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Daily Prompt” Farce