Chinese & Art Classroom

Chinese Classical Poem 128 & Shirley Created Music 128/ Painting 49: Singing Geese by Luo Binwang   - August 6,2011

Listen to Shirley Singing the Poem in English August 6, 2011
Listen to Shirley Singing the Poem in Chinese August 6, 2011

Listen to Shirley Introducing This Poem & Chinese Characters
Follow Shirley to Read the Poem & Chinese Characters

Learn the Meaning of the Poem With Shirley Together

See Shirley Created Picture & Calligraphy for the Poem June 25- 28, 2012
See Shirley Created Picture & Calligraphy for the Poem Dec 14-15, 2011
See Shirley Created Picture & Calligraphy for the Poem August 4, 2011

China is a poetical country, almost every cultured family, teaches their children to recite classical   poems as soon as they can speak.

Because the least element of Chinese language is Chinese character, and most of the characters were created in the ancient time. So, to read and to recite Chinese classical poem is one of the best ways to learn Chinese characters and Chinese language.

So, today, I would like to introduce a very popular Chinese classical poem E - in English is Goose/Geese.   

This poem was written by Mr. Luo Binwang -- a poet who lived in the early Tang Dynasty (618―907). Can you imagine? When he wrote this poem, he was only 7 years old. :-)

This poem to see and to sing the geese from a child's angle, very simple but full of the childlike fun. Therefore, it is very popular in China. Many Chinese children can recite it before they enter the elementary schools.

Since it was written by a poet who was 7 years old, many   parents hope their children will be also talent as Luo Binwang, so, it is also the first poem that many Chinese children have touched.

I had translated and introduced it first time in April, 2005. Created a music to match it in Oct, 2006.

Last weekend, in August, 2011, I re-translated it by the good help from some friends who are native English speakers. This week, I have also painted a new painting to match it and re-sang it for you.

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


Geese, geese, geese,
Bend their necks to sing to the sky,
White feathers float on the green water,
Red webbed feet paddle the clear waves.


You are welcome to clink any Chinese Character to open the New Character Board and to see the   Chinese pinyin, meaning, pronunciation and follow me to read the new words in Chinese

鹅,鹅,鹅   - E(é),é,é,
曲项向天歌   - Qǔ jìng xiàng tiān gē。
白毛浮绿水 - Bái máo fú lǜ shuǐ,
红掌拨清波 - Hóng zhǎng bō qīng bō。

If you have any questions, comments and suggestions, please write to , or, You are welcome.

Shirley Zhang

Written, Edited and Recorded
April 30, 2005/ Oct,2006/ August 6, 2011

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