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Qixi Festival: Chinese Valentine’s Day (The Four Ways to Find a Husband)

Qixi Festival: Chinese Valentine’s Day (The Four Ways to Find a Husband)

By Cloe Lamb, age 11, Hong Kong

Today is the seventh day of the seventh month of the Lunar Year.
Bunches of magenta plum blossoms and pink peonies hang from oxen horns;
Lai see1 dangles from wishing trees,
Each representing the wishes of a young girl.

Chances

Chances

By K. Heera, age 14, Canada

The world upon which we gave life
Now going through sharp turns as a knife.
The harsh conditions we began
Are settling in to stay—a plan.

Memories

Memories

By Robin Williams, age 15, Pennsylvania

The sun shines down,
Flooding the grass.

Pasta and Red Sauce

Pasta and Red Sauce

By Anthony Cassella, age 15, Indiana

As I sink my teeth into a pair of succulent noodles
I don’t taste them

Life Goes On and On

Life Goes On and On

By Ayat Shaukatullah, age 11, India

Once I heard a hooting sound
To my surprise what I found
Was a pigeon making a nest
In which he and his babies shall rest

Tomorrow’s Yesterday

Tomorrow’s Yesterday

By Neely Woodroffe, age 17, Florida

Maybe I’ll do it tomorrow,
But that’s what I said yesterday.
My mind is pooled with overdue work;
My heartbeat speeds with every minute passed.

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