Happy Birthday Su Tung-p'o!! The Chinese poet, painter and calligrapher was born today in 1036! Confuscious, Taoism and Buddhism all influenced his poetry and art. He often spoke and wrote against official policies. Considered the greatest poet of the Sung Dynasty, Su wrote satirical free verse. He is credited with designing the parks around Lake Si in Hangzhou. He created impulsive paintings from childhood memories.