Classical Chinese and Japanese poetry relates human emotions and sensations to images of nature. These images are prescribed by tradition, and have stereotypical associations which the reader is expected to know. In addition, complex word and sound play is common, little of it translatable, and most poems allude to or quote outright from other classic poems which it is assumed every reader has memorized. The result is that an English rendering of such verse is always a very distant relative of the original. It is a tribute to the greatness of Chinese and Japanese verse that it has been so popular and influential in modern times.
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China is a poem kingdom, many great poems have significant impacts on Chinese world, and here listed are the 10 most influential poems. In addition to being written well, these poems are also easy to understand and remember for common people. Thoughts in the Silent Night — Li Bai. Beside my bed a pool of light— Is it hoarfrost on the ground? I lift my eyes and see the moon, I bend my head and think of home. The thread in the hands of a fond-hearted mother Makes clothes for the body of her wayward boy; Carefully she sews and thoroughly she mends, Dreading the delays that will keep him late from home.
Top 10 Classic Chinese Love Poems
From the first prick of Cupid's arrow to the bitterness of heartbreak, poets throughout the ages have written on the mysteries of love. Their rhymes and allegories help us to better understand our emotions and sort the many ups and downs of love. Whether a simple crush or years of marriage, poetry throughout the centuries has helped express and illuminate the difficult sentiments of the heart. Turning to poetry can help us to put words to the passions and excitements that love inflames within us and to direct that fire to the forging and melding of two hearts together.
This is not a Print! This custom Chinese love poem characters calligraphy wall scroll is created by our talented disabled artist. Approximate Measurements: Length of Silk Scroll: Though miles apart, sharing the beauty of the graceful moonlight, we wish long-lasting lover.