A Pavilion in the Mountain on a Summer Day
The summer day’s as long as the green shade’s cool;
The pavilion casts its shadow into the pool.
The gentle breeze ripples the water crystal-clear;
The trellis of roses spreads fragrance far and near.
“A Pavilion in the Mountain on a Summer Day” is a poem written by Gao Pian, a general at the end of the Tang Dynasty. This poem is about the summer scenery of the pavilion. It depicts the green trees, the reflections of the buildings, the pond and the roses on the shelves, forming a picture with bright colors and a clear mood. The poem is characterized by a variety of writing styles. The poet captures the movement of the curtain and the fragrance of flowers after the breeze, which are imperceptible details, and depicts the leisure and tranquility of the mountain pavilion in summer in a subtle way, expressing the author’s love and praise for the summer countryside.