Reading poetry

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Jul 19, 2016 17:25
Reading poetry
Poetry is a form of literature that highly integrates contents and forms and reveals aesthetic sense. Poetry can not only display an author’s thoughts and feelings in an imaginative way but also mirror the society and culture.
During my school days, we must learn ancient and modern poetry in our Mandarin text books. I like Chinese ancient poetry because it is very beautiful. If you read Chinese ancient poetry in Taiwanese or other Chinese dialects, you will feel the poetry differently. Some people think that since those languages are nearer to ancient Chinese, they can present more phonaesthetics. Reading poetry can improve one’s mind. Confucius says “Poetry can encourage one’s passion, let us observe the world, make people harmonize and express one’s anger.”I want to read more poetry not only Chinese poetry but also English and Japanese poetry.
Can you share your favorite English poetry or poets with me?
讀詩
詩一般被認為是種內容與形式高度結合統一,並體現出「美感」、適宜吟詠的文學形式。詩除了以豐富想像力表達作者的思想和情感,亦反映社會文化。
以前在學校所教的國語課本一定會教古代或現代的詩。我喜歡中國古代的詩,覺得讀起來很美。如果用台語或是一些中國的方言讀古詩,會有不同的感受。有些人認為那些語言更貼近古代的語言,所以更能表現古詩的音律。
詩可以陶冶性情。孔子說「詩,可以興,可以觀,可以群,可以怨。」
我想多讀一點詩,不只是中文,也想讀英文和日文的詩。
想請問大家有喜歡的英文詩或詩人嗎?