20111110

靜夜。詩。










您說自己像Mr. Bean, 一樣無聊。我就是喜歡, 您這樣。


你常常作呀作, 你, 規則規範亦是遊戲。你設計的玩意, 很難明, 有時又很無聊。這次, 「亂作一詩」遊戲容易明白。選首詩, 然後每字逐一配成詞, 串連新字, 詩成 ...... 你對平仄之類還沒有概念, 通通亂寫, 好玩是了。


您借用李白: 靜夜思, 胡亂編成一個女孩出嫁前一夜的故事。一個夜晚。看起來, 居然有點像首詩。


原文:

李白: 靜夜思

床前明月光
疑是地上霜
舉頭望明月
低頭思故鄉


>; 前>; 明>; 月>; 光> ...... ......


You love improvisation. You stretch rules of old games and create new versions ... but often too complicated. You recompose pieces of music with techniques you lately acquired ... but often too "edgy". You remix fairy tales and make strange stories ... sometimes they are too absurd. However, I love your utter senselessness.


This time, you rewrote a poem. Based on 靜夜思 ( black verses ), you derived new words from every single word, then linked all "unrelated" words together to form new verses. Synthesized a new piece of poem ( red verses ). You told me this was about the night before a girl's wedding. One shouldn't take the poem serious ... It's simply doodling. A doodle on all unconnected parts. An incubation.







今年, 學校改革, 一至四年級沒有測試沒有考試。這兩年( P.3-4 )也許是您上小學以後唯一的兩年。珍貴非常。玩多點。

最近, 我們看了很多電影。我們一起看國際電影節的日子, 不遠。你終於坐定定。


Iza's school is undergoing a reform on assessment. From this September, there won't be any exams or tests for P1 - P4 students ... We shall enjoy these 2 luxurious years, your P3-4, with the joy of being silly. And, flood with fun.



.

.

.





16 comments:

nath said...

that sounds like a lovely change from the previous hectic schedule!

kenza said...

Magnificent! (and nice for the new schedule!)

amy said...

this is really interesting and inspiring!

and no tests & exams! hurray for both you and iza! :)

PUN Hok Kan said...

吓...唔駛考試,測驗!!
恭喜晒.

臻臻, 得閒作多D新詩啦!!!

Amélie said...

Iza's version of 李白's poem is quite fun. Amazing! It reminds me of a french literary group called Oulipo, experimenting with language, with mathematics! (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oulipo)
I'm so happy for Iza and you about these news from school... have a great time together.

Yanyan said...

我都不知说什么好了。这个孩子太不一般了。Iza, 阿姨都为你骄傲。 Quite an extrordinary change in the school for Asian way of teaching. This is great. Love the change. Enjoy everyday special Iza. Much love.

v said...

that is really a fun way to make up a new "poem"!! i'm really happy for you that iza's brain is working in a very creative and interesting way!!

Fei An said...

哎,没有考试了,真好。珍贵的两年。
我喜欢臻"无聊"但是很有趣的诗作。我记得小时候自己也会把名人的诗作改几个字当成自己的诗,誊清,压在玻璃板下面自我欣赏。呵呵。

Iza真是个美妙的小孩儿,我很喜欢她写的汉字。

Fei An said...

我又看了一遍,这次不象臻写得字啊。

alliot + iza said...

Nath & Kenza : It's really a lovely change. We are experiencing a new rhythm :) I hope we can ride on it and have two precious years.

alliot + iza said...

Amelie : Thanks so much for the link! Ziggy & I both love novels by Georges Perec and Italo Calvino. When I read "Life: A User's Manual", I saw space popping up in my mind ... It's a great inspiration to our design works!

alliot + iza said...

Fei An : 這些真是她的字! 她用大marker寫在白板上。因此,與鉛筆不同。沒有力, 輕飄飄。蠻醜的。但是鉛筆也不好。

alliot + iza said...

Yanyan : Yes, I agree this is quite an unusual move :) Particularly, iza is staying in a Chinese primary school, not an international school. It's a drastic change to the school, and, a great challenge to teachers & parents. As parents, we have a great deal to learn and work hand in hand with school.

alliot + iza said...

Amy : Thanks! Hurray for autonomy!

alliot + iza said...

謝謝潘老師! 有時,當我們走過畫室,都會想您在嗎?

alliot + iza said...

Thanks V ! 今時, 小朋友很少通山跑, 還好, 腦袋尚可以遊蕩 :)