Everything is made up of different proportions of 5-element of wood, fire, earth, metal and water energies. For a human, this energy makeup is called the 8-characters, or vivaxis, and is determined at birth by the distances between the human and various stars.
Feng Shui (wind, water) is Chinese astrology, which matches the 5-element energies of an environment, such as land or dwelling, to that of its inhabitants to enhance health, harmony and prosperity of the dwellers.
I wrote the poem below to celebrate the completion of our koi pond. The first four lines describe the enhancing principles of the 5-elements: metal melts into liquid, water nourishes wood, wood burns fire, and fire produces ash or earth. The 5th and 6th lines contain the words of wind 風 and water 水.
This beautiful koi pond makes my dream home our Utopia in a foreign land. I shall provide photos later.
金鱗吐珠飄蕩樣, 小橋流水逐垂楊; 奇葩艷火值雸雨, 玉巔輝金賴朝陽.
蕉翠迎拽春風香, 雀禽泳舞泉水涼; 洒滌塵心清俗想, 彷彿仙源在異鄉.
REJOICING LIFE IN A PARADISE
Celebrating the completion of our Koi pond
Liquid pearls from golden scales sway with spirits free and playful;
A stream meandering under the bridge chases dipping willows’ flow.
Fiery blossoms brightened by rain adorn the lush greens,
flaunting a picturesque floral show;
Distal hills under the solar rays shine with a golden sheen,
glinting with a majestic radiant glow…
While spring winds chant praises of Nature,
flapping palms hum symphoniously along,
Just as festive faunas rejoice life’s rapture,
splashing falls join the dancing and songs —
Cleansing mundane fancies to be harmoniously strong.
Such an utopia only a Celestial Paradise belongs.