I like to expose my kids to Chinese classics and Tang poetry since they are young. They don't need to master every line but they should at least know some of them. For now, our favourites which we chant from time to time are 《三字经》, 《弟子规》, 《静夜思》 and 《春晓》. Since Mother's Day is just around the corner, one of the perfect poems for them to pick up is 《游子吟》.
《游子吟》 - 孟郊
For those who don't know, this well-known poem talks about Meng Jiao's love and gratitude towards his mum. The first four verses refer to a traveller, or one who lives far away from home and speaks of a mother's love for her child as she stitches his clothing. The last two verses likens children to tender grass and mothers to bright sunshine, symbolizing that we will never be able to repay our mother's kindness and unconditional love.
Take a look at the kids reciting the poem and sending their love to Mummy in this precious video we made.
Mother's Day Poem Recital Giveaway Contest by SK Jewellery
In line with Mother's Day, SK Jewellery has launched a limited edition 999 Pure Gold 游子吟 Gold Bar and here's your chance to win it!
How to Participate
1. Record a video of your child reciting 游子吟.
2. Click the "Mother's Day 游子吟 Poem Recital Contest" tab on SK Jewellery's Facebook page OR
3. Go to http://woobox.com/aoipgu
4. Upload your best and most creative 游子吟 recital video. Remember to leave your contact details.
5. Invite family and friends to vote.
You stand a higher chance of winning if your video is the most creative and has the highest number of votes! Do note that submission of video ends 8 May, while voting is till 15 May. Terms and conditions apply. For more details. visit their Facebook page.
Disclosure: We were invited by SK Jewellery to do a sample video and received the gold bar in return. This blog post is non-obligatory and written out of my own will. All opinions are mine.