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Title: Shirley's Art 689-Integrated Arts 068-A61: Painting for Chinese Classical Poem:Chun Xiao - A Spring Morning by He Zhizhang - Shirley's 68th Assignment in Chinese National Academy of Arts-April 20-23,2012
Artist: Shirley Zhang
Size: 88cm x 180.00( 34.64inches x 70.86 inches)
Completed Time: April 23, 2012
Listen to Shirley Singing the Poem in Chinese &English Aug.6,2012

Listen to Shirley Introducing This Poem August 4, 2012
Follow Shirley to Read the Poem & Chinese Characters August 4, 2012

Learn the Meaning of the Poem With Shirley Together

See Shirley Created Picture & Calligraphy for the Poem April 23, 2012
See Shirley Created Picture & Calligraphy for the Poem August 12, 2011

Chun Xiao -- A Spring Morning is a very simple but quite famous Chinese classical poem by a Tang Dynasty poet Meng Haoran. With just 4 lines and 20 Chinese characters, it has written out a very vivid and fresh slice of life.

This is my 69th Combined Paintingthat I have created / painted for Chinese Classical Poetry, and my 689th painting since 2003 ; also, it is my 61st assignment in Chinese National Academy of Arts.

I started this painting at maybe April 20 during I was painting from the nature in a garden of peach blossoms every day, so, I just painted it after I came back from the nature or in the night time.

I did feel that the sketch from the nature has helped me so much that I did have some new feeling every night when I went back to the painting. Even though I painted on it for a longer time that I did the other similar size painting, I did feel nice in my heart. :-)

I painted this painting to match a Chinese classical poem and I had painted a painting for it Sep, 2011, and also I had created a piece of music to match the poem in 2005.

This weekend, I re-recorded the music and re-sang it. But for I could not sit for a long time, therefore, I could not re-write the comments of the poem and to re-record the language part yet. I will do that after my health is improved some day.

I do hope that my effort will be some help with you to learn Chinese culture and language.

Main Meaning of the Poem

Spring Morning

By Meng Haoran (Tang Dynasty)

Sleeping in a spring night, I've missed the dawn.
Eveywhere I heard the songs of birds.
In the night's wind and rain,
How many flowers have fallen?

Chinese Characters & Pronunciations :

You can clink any Chinese Character to open the New Character Board and to see its Chinese pinyin, meaning, pronunciation and follow me to read it, also, you can hit the links over to enter the Language Column, to see my comments about this poem

- Ch┗n Xi┌o

地再隼 (689D740) - M┬ng H┐or│n - T│n?

敢蓄音状 - Ch┗n mi│n b┫ ju└ xi┌o,
侃侃療問抵 - Ch┫ch┫ w└n t┴ni┌o。
匚栖欠嚏蕗 - Y┬l│i f┘ngy┳ sh┘ng
雑鯛岑謹富 - Hu─lu┛ zh┤ du┃sh┌o。

How do you think of the two paintings? Do you enjoy it?

If you have any questions, comments or suggestions, welcome to write to or ,you can also publish your opinions on Message Board . :-)

--Shirley Zhang

April 28, 2012