Hello everyone, I am Yang Ming from The Everlasting Regret!
First, here’s a question for all of you: What is your first impression of “poem”?
As for me, it is the sentences that needed to be recited and memorized in whole from the textbook.
I hated them to the core, yet nothing could be done as it is something that needed to be memorized for the exams, regardless of me hating them or not.
As poems are made up of 5% of the scores in the language exam paper, is this the only reason that these poems continue to thrive?
That is the fact I tried to deny, yet it is clear that everyone tends to reject poems, especially when it is in the form of learning, homework, and exams after zoning out from the textbook and exam papers. Poems are extremely unfavorable to the point that they are rather be neglected. I mean, what is the point of even looking at them if they are not tested?
Indeed, reading poems had been a norm just to face the examinations for a long time. During the process of reading and enjoying the poems, as long as the answers can be justified in their test sheets, readers do not see the need for appreciating them. This makes poems rather mundane and lack of value. Bai Juyi definitely did not foresee how people from the later generations treated his poem when he was writing The Everlasting Regret. A poem is meant is to be hymned and appreciated!
“Even the kids can recite The Everlasting Regret, and even the foreigners can appreciate Song Of A Pipa Player”. As the saying suggested, the value of poems emphasizes the interaction of different ages between the author and the readers. Readers should be appreciating the beauty of poems through the expression of words. Even the kids can recite The Everlasting Regret, and even the foreigners can appreciate Song Of A Pipa Player”. As the saying suggested, the value of poems emphasizes the interaction of different ages between the author and the readers. Readers should be appreciating the beauty of poems through the expression of words.
Poetry is severely limited as it is merely a subject of the examination that brings fear and anxiousness…
This shouldn’t be the fate of poems.
An Inherited Heritage
Six years ago, there was a viral video spreading on Weibo. It was about a bed-ridden old man who sang Bai Juyi’s The Everlasting Regret in a soft, trembling voice. Mind you, that it was regarded as a long lost folk song. The old man’s name is Wang Zhiyang.
Mr. Wang’s Chinese language teacher, who was one of the candidates who had passed the Imperial Examination of the Qing Dynasty, had taught him some poems. Mr. Wang’s father himself would be reciting poems while cleaning the floor. Mr. Wang loved these poems. Therefore, he couldn’t stop reciting them even when he was bed-ridden as a result of his lung cancer until the final moments of his life.
Maybe, this should be the fate of poems.
Mr. Wang’s passion and determination toward Chinese classical poems moved us deeply, which is the intention of the birth of The Everlasting Regret.
The inheritance of The Everlasting Regret can be in any form; it can be a play, a lyric, a covered song, or even a game (regardless of creation or gameplay). Besides being recited and memorized, The Everlasting Regret should be appreciated in-depth, and The Everlasting Regret is merely the opinion of our team that we intended to share with our readers. We hope that everyone could understand and immerse in the classical Chinese poems like The Everlasting Regret itself, to rekindle the charm of the classical Chinese poems. So, what is your first impression of “poem”? You’re welcomed to leave your comments, questions, or opinions in the comment section. Your support is much appreciated!