Raymond Farrell

Gold Star - 25,433 Points (02/09/1954 / Perth, Ontario)

Chinese New Year's Eve In Hangzhou - Poem by Raymond Farrell

Tonight, my evening walk
Takes me past shuttered stores
On desolate streets
Which yesterday teemed with people
Now, here and there, a straggler only
And in the distance
The constant din of fireworks
It's their New Year, not mine
Within, I feel
A strange mixture of loneliness and melancholy
Well up
No longer held at bay
By the hustle and bustle
Of the distracting crowds
Now off celebrating their New Year.

Topic(s) of this poem: new year


Comments about Chinese New Year's Eve In Hangzhou by Raymond Farrell

  • Eugene Levich (4/13/2015 10:30:00 PM)


    A lovely poem with an interesting Chinese touch to it- a scene introduced and an emotion that it evoked. (Report) Reply

    Raymond Farrell (4/13/2015 11:02:00 PM)

    Thank you for reading and commenting.

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  • (4/4/2015 11:54:00 PM)


    To be so completely surrounded by something, and yet not having that sense of belonging. This is a fantastic poem...A 10 (Report) Reply

    Raymond Farrell (4/5/2015 5:05:00 AM)

    Thank you for your comment. I am glad you grasped what I was driving at.

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Poem Submitted: Friday, April 3, 2015

Poem Edited: Friday, April 3, 2015


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