· Spring Water
Waves warm up and turn green,
When flying swallows seen,
The bank begins to wake.
Fish swim and leave round traces in the lake,
The fallen flowers flowing away.
Why does the eastern breeze not clear its way?
Under the bridge where no visit is paid,
A little leaflike boat comes out of willows’ shade.
I turn my head to find the green pool gleam
Just like the fragrant grass in a dream.
With clouds the creek flows out of the hill,
Though washed from year to year,
The flowers are fragrant still.
When the roadside has just turned green,
I shall remember the lonely village unseen,
Where I came with peer on peer.
Where are the drinking night and singing day?
All, all have passed away.
Since the fairies are gone,
How many peaches on the tree have grown!
This lyric describes the vernal beauty of the West Lake.
“Southern Waterside · Spring Water” is a song written by Song Dynasty lyricist Zhang Yan, describing a spring trip to the waterfront. The lyrics are more elegant, with a more ornate style, and the spring water is written without sticking or shedding, making it come alive. The first part of the song starts with a chant about the water of West Lake. The “warm green sparkling waves”, pointing out the “spring water” topic. The lake is shimmering, green waves, filled with the breath of spring, revealing the warmth of spring, write the spring water dissolved leak of the state.