Nowadays, many people doubt, poem is a requirement of busy modern life or a luxury? Comparing the loan of the apartment, medical expenses, tuition, job realities and dreams, poem is a luxury. But if we really want to consider poem as a requirement, we may really live a poetic life.
Chinese language master Yutang Lin（林语堂） wrote a paragraph in <
Frankly speaking, poetry’s penetration（渗透） in our daily life is much deeper than in the Western world. Unlike westerner, we are generously interested in it but do not value it. If religion purifies human spirit, makes people have a feeling of mystery and beauty, having a convenience of mercy on the same kind or other species. Then poem have replaced religion in China. Religion is inspiration, is a living motion which the Chinese religion don’t have. Religion to Chinese is no more than some beautiful patches on dark life. It is connected with illness and death. But China developed inspiration and motions in poem. Poem teaches people a living concept. By poem, it penetrates within the society so deeply, that Chinese people are blessed with a conscience about mercy, mercy for the whole nature with infinite affections and treat life with a artistic vision.
So awaken the poetry in your heart, you will find a new life.