One of my former calligraphy students told me that she would like to attempt this poem (set as lyrics to a song), a satire by the Tang Dynasty poet, Du Fu. It was meant as a veiled warning to a colleague for flouting the Imperial code by playing music that is the privilege of royalty.
To Hua Qing by Du Fu (712-770)
The sound of flutes ribbon through the town like silk
Carried by currents into the river and into the clouds
Such music should only go to Heaven
Seldom woven into lives of mortals
(c) Mary Tang 鄧許文蘭 2017