EAWLC Poetry Series: the Development and Appreciation of Modern Chinese Poetry

A poet, journalist, editor, and comparative religion scholar, Chime gave a
lecture on Tibetan culture at our club last year.  He was born in Ledu,
Qinghai, a Tibetan area in China.  His parents both came from the local
upper classes, one from a Tibetan family, and the other a Han tribe.  The
parents got married in 1950’s, the start of a turbulant times in
contemporary China, after legendary adventures on which Chime is writing a
book.  His mother tongue is Tibetan, and he did not read in Chinese until
the age of 7.  His father, a very knowledgeable Chinese intellectual, used a
unique system to teach him Chinese language and culture.  Chime grasped it
very quickly, laying an excellent foundation for his future studies on the
Chinese literature at university.  Chime is the founder of the Lakeside (Hu
Pan) Academy of Canada, a non-profit organization in Toronto that organizes
cultural events for the public to discuss over topics in arts, history and
philosophy.  The academy also teaches children as well as adults of
different backgrounds to learn Chinese culture, applying the very system
Chime has inherited from his father.

Chime has won many awards and prizes at Chinese poetry festivals or
contests in China, Canada and the US.  Many people say that his poems read
like solid rocks in a shimmering river, on a historical pasture reaching
beyond the horizons.  We are so delighted that Chime is coming again to
our club

To give another lecture!  This time he will talk about modern Chinese
poetry, its origin, development and innovations, and how to appreciate them.
Everyone is welcome to come over, have a dialogue with Chime, and spend a
poetic evening together with us!

Time: Friday August 21, 2020 8:00-9:30 P.M. Eastern Time

Language: Mandarin

Free online Zoom meeting.  Maximum capacity 100 participants.  Meetings
will be open 15 minutes prior to the lecture time.  Please click below link
to enter:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87134664583

Meeting ID: 871 3466 4583

For inquiries, please contact: ericliujt@gmail.com.  Thanks!

学东西俱乐部诗歌文学系列讲座:现代诗歌的诗歌观念与赏析

诗人古土去年曾来学东西俱乐部做过关于藏族文化的讲座。他的诗歌厚重又灵动,意境辽远悠长,语言深刻隽永,在中、加、美三国多次获奖。他也是一名资深媒体人,曾
任新华社主任记者和国内刊物主编。同时对比較宗教學亦有深入研究,曾在多伦多的一家佛教杂志做编辑五年。

他是青海乐都人,母亲出身于藏系望族,父亲则来自当地汉族有名的书香世家。父母二人在土改的血雨腥风中结合,过程极具传奇色彩。他的母语是藏语,七岁之前不识汉
字。当时正逢文革乱世,无学可上。他的父亲以独特方法,不仅教他很快学会了认字,而且为日后他的汉语言文学研究打下坚实的文化基础。

古土是非营利组织湖畔书院{LAKESIDE (HU PAN) ACADEMY OF CANADA,简称 LAC}的创始人,致力于传播中国传统优秀文
化、研究东西方文化比较。书院聚集了一批在多伦多的中国知识分子,以“独立之精神,自由之思想”為宗旨,探讨文史哲方面的各类话题,为公众组织公益讲座。同时,书
院采用古土父亲的独特方法教授中文课程,让更多的孩子和成人受益

学东西俱乐部有幸再次请到古土先生,在这个专属诗歌文学的夏秋,来做一个关于诗歌观念的讲座。主要讲现代诗歌的起源、发展脉络及赏析。为什么诗歌发展到今天是这
个样子的?历史上有过哪些创新?如何读一首诗?什么样的诗是好诗?无论您是成人还是孩子,只要对这些问题充满好奇,都欢迎来和我们一起学习,并在现场与古土老师对
话,共享一个诗意的夜晚!

时间: 2020年8月21号周五晚上8:00到9:30。(加东时间)

使用語言:中文普通話

免费公益Zoom视频讲座,限额100人。会议厅将在讲座开始前15分钟开放。届时请点击如下链接直接进入:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87134664583

Meeting ID: 871 3466 4583

如有问题需查询,请致电: ericliujt@gmail.com.谢谢!

最后,感谢古土先生,我们得以在这里分享一首他的诗歌,以飨读者。打开他去年讲座的页
面(http://www.eawlc.org/tibetan-culture),可以欣赏到他的另一首诗作《青海湖》。

藏刀

西部往事之三/古土

打開水龍頭
我静静地洗一把藏刀

水哗哗地流过刃口

牧场的泉水流过

湟水流过大通河流过
黄河流过长江流过

太平洋流过

低诉,哀嚎,高歌,

还有含沙量以及对手
使我的刀几处卷刃几个缺口
在波光的反射下
显得那么刺目

曾有一位长者
以当时流行语赠我
好马快刀
他没有提及河流的事

而今我的马已经远遁
只剩下我的灵魂独自摩挲

几处卷刃

几个缺口
兀自增加了

时间的浓度

转而

怒向
熟透的空气

想斩断过去
最后还是停了下来
像刀静静地注视
自己的反光

2019.5.29

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