Gardens and Flowers in Chinese Poetry

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Total text length is 11,250 characters (approximately 7.8 pages).

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Gardens and Flowers in Chinese Poetry
Gardens and flowers are very important in Chinese poetry. This is for several reasons. Gardens and flowers are very important in Chinese society. People In China find great comfort from the tranquility and beauty that comes from flowers and the arrangement of flowers. Even rocks and stones, arranged with a poetic eye, can be valuable.
For the person who is not from China, the Chinese love of gardens may not be easy to understand. However, it is actually very simple. A garden is a place where there is beauty, and where a person can be alone. That means to be alone with one’s own eyes and one’s own thoughts. This is a very simple concept if you consider how many people live in China.
China has the most...
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.....of the size of the population, respecting the society is very important.
Flowers and gardens are very important to Chinese poets because flowers and gardens are very important in Chinese society, including rock gardens. Chinese poets take social order very seriously because social order is very serious in China. The harmony of gardens reflect the harmony of the individual spirit, which nourishes the society it inhabits.
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Zeitlin, Judith. “Disappearing Verses,” Writing on Materiality in China. London: Harvard University Research Centre, 2003.