Explore Poems GO!

An Ancient Calligrapher - Translated Poem Of Vũ ĐìNh Liên: Ông Đồ

Rating: 3.5

Every year, when peach blossoms bloomed
There, we saw an old calligrapher
Who spread his Chinese ink and scrolls of red paper
On the busy street sidewalk with many pedestrians

Many people paid him to draw their letters
They admired his artful drawing skill
His artistic calligraphy flew on red paper
Like dancing phoenix and flying dragon

But his customers dwindled each year
Read More

Saturday, February 25, 2017
Topic(s) of this poem: artistic work
READ THIS POEM IN OTHER LANGUAGES
COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Dung Nguyen 25 February 2017

I enjoy reading this very tasteful and deeply passionate poem. Good work.

0 1 Reply
Nhien Nguyen 25 February 2017

Thank you for your reading and comment. Nhien

0 0 Reply
Kimkhue Nguyen 25 February 2017

Thank you for your translated poem of Vu Dinh Lien. Very enjoyable poem, deep, rich, and passionate.

0 1 Reply
Nhien Nguyen 25 February 2017

Thank you for your comments. Nhien

0 0 Reply
Kim Nguyen 25 February 2017

Full of feeling. I enjoy reading your new translated poem of Vu Dinh Lien. Thank you.

0 1 Reply
Nhien Nguyen 25 February 2017

Thank you. I'm glad you enjoyed the poem. Nhien

0 0 Reply
Daniel Jones 25 February 2017

Just a wonderful observation in poetry, Thank you

0 1 Reply
Nhien Nguyen 25 February 2017

You are welcome. Thank you for visiting and your comment. Nhien

0 0 Reply