James Tian, Philippine Venue Chinese Spring Poetry Gala Festival, Princess Eden Trinidad

Philippine Venue Chinese Spring Poetry Gala Festival: a milestone of Contemporary Poetry

HRM Princess Eden Trinidad

On February 15 we celebrated POETRY @Philippine Venue of the Chinese Poetry Spring Festival Gala. The event turned out to be a real milestone in the history of Contemporary Poetry because of the high quality of the poems submitted via Zoom Video Communications, on the occasion of this special festival in China. In addition, February 15 is considered an auspicious day because it is also the Chinese Lantern Festival.

Thanks to 田宇 (James Tian), Qu Jinxing, Chief Planner and Director of Chinese Poetry Spring Festival Gala, Yu Xiaogao, Director of the Chinese Poetry Spring Festival Gala, Deputy Director of the Organising Committee and Director of the Calligraphy and Painting Art Centre, and Princess Eden Trinidad

田宇 (James Tian):

The list of winners of Philippine Venue of the Chinese Poetry Spring Festival Gala was announced,

to you all 🥰🎉congratulations

Best Poet Prize:

莉迪亚·基亚雷利(Lidia Chiarelli)

卢西拉·特拉帕佐(Lucilla Trapazzo)

叶莲娜·阿纳涅娃(Елена Ананьева)

Excellent Poet Prize:

斯马拉格迪·米特罗普洛(Smaragdi Mitropoulou)

潘胡里·辛哈(Pankhuri Sinha)

克桑西·洪德鲁·希尔(Xanthi Hondrou-Hill)

阿布杜卡赫·科西莫夫(Abdukakhor Kosimov)

Excellent Young Poet Prize:

尼格尔·阿里夫(Nigar Arif)

苏西梅塔·古斯霍尔(Suchismita Ghoshal)

瑞贝卡·洛维(Rebecca Lowe)

梅德·科尔比奇(Maid Corbic)


Streetlamp, painting by Gianpiero Actis, Italy

An Evening Sky

A slash of Blue! A sweep of Gray!
                   Some scarlet patches – on the way –
                   Compose an evening sky . . .

—Emily Dickinson

So sweet was

the scent of those evenings


our steps invented long distance routes

in the summer gardens


slowly the lights were lit

and competing with the moons and the stars

formed parabolas of light

on the opaque stones of the paths.

Then, life

just begun

seemed to reveal

– just for us –

a sky of unreal colours.

Countless images

(fragments of old memories)



recreate and break

in the weary kaleidoscope

of the mind.

Lidia Chiarelli, Torino Italy

Poem in memory of my father Guido Chiarelli, head engineer for the lighting projects in Torino 1956 – 1968