For Han Chuo, Judge of Yangzhou
The dreaming green hills stretch as far as the blue streams;
At autumn’s end grass seems still green on southern shore.
Twenty-four fairies on the bridge steeped in moonbeams,
Are they still playing on the flute now as before?
This is a beautiful description of an autumn scene in Yangzhou.
The poem “For Han Chuo, Judge of Yangzhou” is a poem by Du Mu, a poet of the Tang Dynasty. This poem was written after the poet left Yangzhou. The poet deliberately portrays that Yangzhou in late autumn still has green water and green hills, lush grass and trees, and the night of the twenty-four bridges still has a beautiful and handsome music, so as to flirt with the leisurely life of his friends and express the poet’s deep nostalgia for his past life in Yangzhou. The poem has a beautiful mood and is full of interest.