Spring Outing

Ou-yang, Xiu (1007 A.D.-1072 A.D.)

    The tourists on the bank pursue picturesque boats. The Spring water lapping the bank 1 extends to the horizon. Outside the Green Poplar Tower young women swing out of branches into the clearing. Do not laugh that a white-haired man wears flowers. The pace of the melody, "The Green Waist", hastens the passing of the wine jar. There is no place in life like in front of a wine jar.

1 A poem written by Ting-jian Huang says, "In the north and the south of the river, water lashes the sky."