Is there anything as impressive as a miniature landscape garden?
Imagine a small pot where you can find a replica of your own garden with actual bonsai trees, shrubs, and grass and patio furniture! How do miniature artists come up with this impressive project?
The answer to a perfect miniature landscape garden is keen attention to detail. You need to have a very keen sense of perfection especially when you want to create the perfect miniature garden replica.
And what about using rhyme prose on your miniature garden?
As interesting as reading and admiring rhyme prose, you can use your favorite rhyme prose as a design on your garden. It’s easy to do this and won’t even cost you a lot of money or time to do so.
What is a rhymed prose anyway?
This is a literary form as well as a literary genre created in unmetrical rhymes.
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Rhymed prose is known in many cultures and usually, this is a distinct and well-defined way of writing. In modern literary writings, this type of poetry may be similar to prose poetry and free verse.
Rhymed prose may also be referred to as prose and poetry.
The history of rhymed prose
The use of rhymed prose was elaborately used in many ancient cultures including Arabic, Indian, Chinese and European cultures.
Rhymed prose is saj in classic Arabian literature. The saj can be simple or as elaborate as the maqama. The saj influenced different cultures in the Muslim world to create their own rhymed prose.
Persians have their own version seen in Saadi’s Gulestan and in Turkey, this was seen in tr: Seci.
The maqama is also one of the influencers in the start of medieval Hebrew literary form. A large number of works were made by Jews that belonged to the Muslim world. These works were called maqamat or mahbarot.
But as we find delight and happiness in rhyme prose designs, Arabs also used rhyme prose for eulogies. The relatives and friends would talk about the deceased family member or friend in rhymed prose.
The ancient Chinese had their own version of rhymed prose which was better known as fu. This was one of the major literary forms developed during the Han dynasty from 206 BCE and 220 CE.
Rhymed prose was used to define an object or a subject using a wide variety of details and expressive terms. The prose and rhyme were very much distinct. There was variable line lengths, the use of alliteration, parallelism, and onomatopoeia.
What were the topics of fu during those days? People would talk about everyday objects and events using fu. This creative literary expression was also used to give glory to emperors and nobles but was also used to describe and catalog minerals, plants and more.
A classic example of rhymed prose is the National Anthem of the Republic of China. This song follows a classic four-character poem or a four-character rhymed prose. This was created during the Zhou Dynasty.
In India, rhymed prose was related to the Khariboli Hindi texts such as the Premsagar and the Naasiketopaakhyan created by Sadal Mishra in the 19th century.
This literary form has become extinct over the decades. Only traces that rhymed prose existed can be seen in Islamic literature and Islamic literature.
In Europe, rhymed prose was an obvious characteristic of the Divine Office. “Rhymed office” was the term for offices in rhymed prose such as irregular rhythm. This was later replaced by a term called a rhythmical office.
Rhymed office works were popular in European countries such as Germany and France. A number of composers that followed rhymed offices emerged in these countries.
Russian literary works that resembled rhymed prose were called rayok.
Rhymeprose or rhymed prose on your garden
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Use a cool rhyme prose wall or a picture frame with the prose written in the frame. You may also write on the pot or on the tray where you’ll place your plants. The possibilities are endless.
To write a rhyme prose
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You can look for rhyme prose online; pick any kind you wish and then have these painted on your wall. Here are steps to do so:
1) Plan before you paint.
Draft a plan and a proposed design of your rhyme prose wall. Include the color and the size of the font. Be as detailed as possible so it would be easier for you or a professional to write this on your wall.
2) Pick out your supplies.
Inform the hardware personnel that you will be writing on a concrete wall, brick wall, etc. as well as the type of paint you want to use.
3) Clean the surface you want to write on.
For a perfect rhyme prose wall, clean the area first using soap, water, and a brush. Scrub well to remove dirt, oils, and particles and then rinse. Let the area dry completely before writing on it.
4) Use stencils. This works even for the largest prints.
If you are not confident about your lettering skills, why not use stencils? Stencils are easier to use and can be used and reused over and over again. There are available, ready to use stencils from bookstores or from school supplies or you can make your own stencils using online designs.
5) Write your prose using freehand.
Some people can write letters flawlessly using only a pen or a brush. But it pays to be careful. Use a pencil to write on the surface first and then follow up with a thick pen or paintbrush. Make sure that you are using the right paint for the job.
6) Dry the rhyme prose wall.
Wait for a day for the wall to dry before adding color or more designs. You might be tempted to add more designs. You may do so after the painted letters have dried.
Using rhyme prose in your bonsai garden is easy once you have a specific style, pattern, and the right materials.
Writing your piece on a wall is easy so why not use other challenging media such as pots, tiles, and ceramics?