Poem Scrolls

Famous Chinese Poem Scrolls and Calligraphy Paintings

History of Chinese Poetry

The history of Chinese poetry stretches back almost 2700 years to the Spring and Autumn Period (770-476 BC). Records are scarce before that time because the first Chinese Emperor, Qin Shi Huang destroyed all the books that could be located. The styles, rules, and regulations for Chinese poetry gradually changed over the centuries until the time of the Tang Dynasty (618-907 AD). This became the golden age for Chinese poetry.

During that time a number of prolific poets turned out as many as 50,000 classical poems. All aspects of Chinese society highly regarded these poets. There was even a "poetry exam" to enter into the Imperial service. Seven character lines following the yuefu style became very popular. Much attention was paid to the tones of the characters as well as rhymes. Rhyming has always been considered the key element of good poetry. Poetry is considered to be the most important of Chinese art forms, but it is often combined with other forms.

Poetry, paintings, and calligraphy are three of these art forms that are highly regarded that go particularly well together. Many poets were also excellent painters and calligraphers. A poem would be written to match a painting (or vice-versa) and then inscribed into the foreground of the painting with traditional Chinese calligraphy. This gives the paintings deeper meaning and more elegance. It is common to find this type of poetry, calligraphy art hanging in people's homes. Often times the paintings feature plum blossoms, pine trees, or bamboo and the poems teach various virtues or describe the beauty of nature.

We have compiled a number of famous Chinese poems for custom made calligraphy scrolls. These are a tasteful way of adding elegant Asian decor to your own home.


Advice

Advice

About the Poem and Writer: This poem was written by Zhu Ge Liang (181-234). He is one ofthe m..

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Be Virtuous

Be Virtuous

About the Poem and Writer: This ancient Chinese poem was written by Wang Chang Ling (698-756). He..

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Bosom Friends

Bosom Friends

About the Poem and Writer: This poem was written by Bai Ju Yi (772-846). He was a prolific poet ..

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Custom Poem Scroll - DIY

Custom Poem Scroll - DIY

You can write in your own favorite Chinese poem or an English poem for translation. Our expert team ..

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Good Wishes

Good Wishes

Poem Translation: Wish you can live as old as the earth and the sky, Wish you can shine as bright as..

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Little Pool

Little Pool

Title: Little Pool Pronunciation in Pinyin: Xiao3 He2 Cai2 Lu4 Jian1 Jian1 Jiao3, Zao3 You3 Qing1 ..

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Missing You

Missing You

About the Poem and Writer: This poem was written by Du Fu (712-770). He had a great influence on ..

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Mountain Waterfall

Mountain Waterfall

About the Poem and Writer: This famous Chinese poem was written by Li Bai (701-762). He is widely..

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Respect Elders

Respect Elders

Pronunciation in Pinyin: Jiang1 Shan1 Dai4 You3 Ren2 Cai2 Chu1, Ge4 Ling3 Feng1 Sao1 Shu4 Bai3 Ni..

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Scipture Verse Scroll - Bible Verse in Chinese

Scipture Verse Scroll - Bible Verse in Chinese

Choose any Scripture for a custom made Bible verse scroll. We will take the Chinese characters direc..

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Selfless

Selfless

Poem Translation: Be concerned about the affairs of state first, before enjoying life's comfort Pro..

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Song of the Willow

Song of the Willow

Pronunciation in Pinyin: Bi4 Yu4 Zhuang1 Cheng2 Yi2 Shu4 Gao1, Wan4 Tiao2 Chui2 Xia4 Lv4 Si1 Tao1 ..

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Springtime

Springtime

Pronunciation in Pinyin: Zu2 Wai4 Tao2 Hua1 San1 Liang3 Zhi1,Chun1 Jiang1 Shui2 Nuan3 Ya1 Xian1 Z..

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Use Your Talents

Use Your Talents

About the Poem and Writer: This classic Chinese poem was written by Li Bai (701-762) He lived d..

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