Khmer Round I

I was born in Kandal province

I moved to Phnom Penh and lived there ever since

At 9ish I got accepted to Liger

All of a sudden my life become much brighter

I got no idea where this is going




Khmer poems look and sound similar to the first 4 lines of the above poem. There is a structure that needs to be followed: each stanza has to have the same number of line, each line needs to have the same number of words, and rhyming have to be consistent throughout the poem. We spent a lot of time reviewing, editing, and finalizing our Khmer Poetry book. It needed to be done before the Khmer Literature Festival; all the parts managed to join together at the last minute. It turned out really nicely even though it’s not fully finalized.

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