Shen Yun Review: ‘A Holiday Sonnet’ by Evan Mantyk The Society December 10, 2017 Beauty, Children's, Performing Arts, Poetry 7 Comments When Santa’s sleigh took to the sky, He saw a wonder by him fly: A Chinese Fairy dance on clouds And point to where there gathered crowds; A theater’s lights shown dazzling bright And beckoned him to veer his flight To see the face of those who’d seen The Shen Yun show’s amazing scenes. And then he thought, “Now here’s a gift, That warms the soul and hearts uplifts, Art intricate as Fabergé, As charming as the Queen’s soiree, That’s truly classic and yet new… This season I know what to do!” Shen Yun Performing Arts will travel to over 20 countries during its 2018 tour, which begins this month. Evan Mantyk is President of the Society of Classical Poets. He teaches literature and history in upstate New York. Related Post ‘The Oddity’ and Other Poetry by Mark Stevick The Oddity My pen and me set off to sea but washed up feeing useless; the cadent swell invoked a spell and story of Odysseus. While... Tell the world:FacebookTwitterTumblrPinterestRedditLinkedInEmail 7 Responses Damian Robin December 10, 2017 … And when many of Santa’s gift recipients went to the show, they found The colours chosen pull on threads of light, Their hues form swollen joys of bursting stars. They scatter purity of gods in flight That we had known before these seats were ours. Each fabric, sewn, bestows a cosmic touch; Each gown, grown certain heaven’s garden’s come, With burg’ning, handmade blooms too sheer to clutch, Compels, beyond the arched proscenium, Its essence, filling cells and molecules With transference to realms few humans see, Immersing us in iridescent pools Where radiance and knowledge disperse free With all our beings held in harmony With all the diff’rence of divinity. [ burgeoning and difference are truncated for better sound/scansion ] Reply Damian Robin December 11, 2017 http://www.shenyun.com/videos/latest-videos/play/oij_JCQ4IVU Family entertainment of the highest order. 5 companies, 20 countries, 150 cities, 500 performances Reply James Sale December 11, 2017 Some nice marketing, Evan – has a ring and a jingle to it! Reply Leonard Dabydeen December 12, 2017 Beautiful sonnet to brighten the holiday season. Iambic tetrameter rhyme scheme has a soft tone and a good flow. TFS, Evan Mantyk . Reply Joe Tessitore December 12, 2017 Well done! You’ve absolutely caught the spirit! Reply Evan December 14, 2017 A bit of light verse for the holidays. Thank you all! Reply Leonard Dabydeen January 3, 2018 I’ll be at The Living Arts Center in Mississauga, Ontario for the presentation of the Shen Yun Group on January 23, 2018. Reply Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.