The Poem Saint – DuFu
诗圣 – 杜甫
Du fu, as famous as the poet li bai, is known as the sage of poetry. The reason why li bai is called the poetic immortal. Because li bai’s poems are romantic. His poems are exaggerated and romantic, just like science fiction films. Du fu, the master of poetry, advocates Confucianism and his poems are realistic, just like documentaries.The two great poets have different styles, but each has his own merits, are rare great poets. In the history of Chinese poetry,they marked an indelible mark.
DuFu in Young – 年轻的杜甫杜甫年幼出身家庭优越，因此有更多机会受到来自各方面的文化艺术的熏陶。所以其年纪尚轻的时候，诗词风格十分轻快，处处展现出了热情还有自己对自己的信心。
Du fu was born in a rich family, so he had more opportunities to be influenced by culture and art from all aspects. So when he was young, his poetry style was very light, showing enthusiasm and confidence in himself everywhere.
Middle-aged du fu 中年的杜甫但是在后来，正值当时安史之乱前期，宰相李林甫乱政，独揽大权，排斥贤才，任人唯亲，导致纲纪紊乱，还建议重用胡将，使得安禄山做大，被认为是使唐朝由盛转衰的关键人物之一。所以杜甫的仕途一路坎坷，家境中落，以至于小儿子都被饿死了。在安史之乱时，四处逃难，途中被叛军俘虏关押，虽然遭遇如此不幸，但是心中却忧国忧民，他此时所做的诗词文章无一不表现了强烈的爱国情怀。在短期任职之后，因为时政污浊，所以辞职，来到四川成都草堂，在这时，开始达到其创作的鼎盛时期，其30%的作品都是在此时创作。
However, in the early days of the AnShiZhiLuan, li linfu, the prime minister, ran riot. He possessed the power, rejected the talents and cronyism, who led to the disorder of moral discipline. He also suggested to appoint foreigner as a general. Who made Anlushan become bigger and was regarded as one of the key figures in the transition from prosperity to decline of the tang dynasty. So du fu’s career was full of ups and downs, and his youngest son was starved to death.During the AnShiZhiLuan, he ran away and was captured by the rebels on his way. Although he suffered such misfortune, he was still worried about the country and the people. All the poems and articles he wrote at this time showed his strong patriotic feelings. After a short term in office, he resigned because of the current political situation . And he came to chengdu thatched cottage in sichuan province. At this time, he began to reach the peak of his creation. 30% of his works were created at this time.
Posterity’s evaluation – 后人的评价其书法成就也很高，其书法整体以意行之，注意书写中的速度、节奏、笔势、墨法等等内容。而且其对前人的书法的评定都异常准确，受到了后人的无尽景仰。
His calligraphy achievements are also very high. His calligraphy is carried out by the mind as a whole. He is paying attention to the content of speed, rhythm, brushwork, mohism and so on. Moreover, his evaluation of his predecessors’ calligraphy is extremely accurate and has received endless admiration from later generations.