Pure Serene Music
· Live in Countryside
The thatched roof slants low,
Beside the brook green grasses grow.
Who talks with drunken Southern voice to please?
White-haired man and wife at their ease.
East of the brook their eldest son is hoeing weeds;
Their second son now makes a cage for hens he feeds.
How pleasant to see their spoiled youngest son who heeds
Nothing but lies by brookside and pods lotus seeds!
The poet describes the rural life in this lyric.
“Pure Serene Music · Live in Countryside” is a lyric by Xin Qiji, a great lyricist of the Song Dynasty. It depicts the environment and life of a five-member family in a rural area, thus expressing the beauty of human feelings and the interest of life. The author depicts the different faces and moods of the family and their beautiful farming life in a vivid and vivid way, with a strong sense of life, showing the author’s love for the peaceful and quiet life in the countryside. The whole lyric describes the rural customs of the countryside with white descriptions, presenting a fresh and peaceful style.