‘The Return of Fine Art’ by Hoffmann Zhu The Society November 30, 2015 Beauty, Culture, High School Submissions, News of Note, Poetry This poem was inspired by Shen Yun Performing Arts. Bleak and somber is the flavor du jour; Modernism pervades all spheres of art; Artists lacking virtue make it a bore, People wait for a refreshing restart. A booming strike! The gong that evil fears, Pulses race, while excitement fills the air. Melodies of grace with dancing bring tears, Audiences on the edge of their chairs! Of what does Shen Yun’s sublime play bespeak? Five millennia of tales and stories That in myriad ways interests pique, Chinese culture full of hope and glory. At last, the promise of mankind is clear, Rejoice, the renaissance of art is here! Hoffmann Zhu is a high school student at Fei Tian Academy of the Arts, in Upstate New York. Views expressed by individual poets and writers on this website and by commenters do not represent the views of the entire Society. The comments section on regular posts is meant to be a place for civil and fruitful discussion. Pseudonyms are discouraged. The individual poet or writer featured in a post has the ability to remove any or all comments by emailing submissions@ classicalpoets.org with the details and under the subject title “Remove Comment.” Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window) Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.