The art of connecting words and phrases into a poem is revered the world over. In China, the poem itself is often complimentary to the art of the written word. The style of calligraphy used, the surrounding artwork accompanying the poem and the arrangement of characters are all parts of the poem.
Like art, poetry is signed by the artist using a chop. It can usually be found in red ink near the poetic verse. Many artistic creations are accompanied by a short poem describing the scene. This practice emphasizes the notion that art and poetry often go hand in hand.
Most of the examples below do not contain translations, but a description of at least one of the components of the poem is present.
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