I have been learning Chinese Calligraphy for three and a half years now.
For practicing the art, we used to write Chinese poems.
Here is the one I like best – it is known as the Poetry “Lin Jiang Xian” or Fairies by the River.
I have translated it into English, accompanied with the Chinese words.
As to my calligraphy, I have written it in the Cursive Style.
Please enjoy the poem:
The roaring Yangtze disappears to the East, crushing waves take away many a hero.
Right or wrong, success or failure, it quickly turns to nothing.
Yet green hills remain and the sun rises and sets, leaving streaks of red.
As for the silver-haired fishermen and the wood choppers on the river island,
they are so used to viewing the Autumn moon and enjoying the Spring breeze.
With a bottle of cheap wine, they happily greet and cheer meeting each others.
Many a legend old and new, they would just laugh them away!