Tai Chi Calligraphy

The principle of Tai Chi Calligraphy applying Tai Chi form to calligraphy

 

THE FLOW OF VITAL ENERGY

Heaven and Earth,
without limit, without end,
Realm of time,
eternally nether, eternally deep;
Upon entering a state of deep contemplation,
an inspiration arises.

The brush sweeps rapidly,
in strokes of inverse motion, creating tension;
Lightly, heavily, slowly, swiftly,
each stroke, rising and falling, rhythmically well-modulated.

The strokes are bold and distinctive,
slender and refined;
Following the flow of vital energy,
they return to circular motions.

But a combination
of strength and weakness, rigidity and flexibility, thickness and slimness,

Yin and Yang, complementary and balanced.
And eventually,
all becomes a unifying whole,
and completes my realm of Tai Chi.

HENRY HO