Chinese New Year

by mandaceehb

In days of vibrance and sound

And colourful dresses dot the streets like flowers in a meadow

Gongs and drums fill the overlooking homes with lively noise

Red is everywhere at once


In nights lightened by laughter and song

And the rising vapour from the steamboat cloaks faces in a mysterious air

Snacks and goodies lay arranged invitingly

As they are constantly perturbed by prying hands

Of families who gather round large tables

Talking about the past year and the present year and the future years

Talking about everything at once


But I guess they all know

That for one night nobody would mind the noise