As defined by Watson (1986), poetry is a creative understanding of knowledge uttered through meaning sound and musical language choices in order to evoke an emotional reaction. Since times immemorial, poetry has been credited for its application of rhythm and meter in the passing and expression of knowledge. Poetry has undergone numerous milestones and drastic reinvention which has brought it to its present status (Watson, 1986). Specifically, china has in the past and present been positioned in the global platform due to the numerous developments in its poetry. Over the years, china poetry has also been undergoing significant changes and transformation from the traditional Chinese poetry to globally recognized poetry. This paper will profoundly discuss Chinese past and present poetry (Watson, 1986).