The Palace of the Beauty （Ⅰ）
Her dress shed fragrance on the lake;
The Southern soldiers took the capital at daybreak.
It would be a shame for the Southern king to win
The Eastern Kingdom by a lady fair and thin.
The King of the Southern Yue, defeated by the Eastern King of Wu, offered beautiful lady of the west, the Beauty to him, who loved her so much as to lose his kingdom in 473 BC.
The Five Pieces of Poetic Reminiscences of Pavilion Palace are five pieces of seven poems composed by Pi Rixiu in the Tang Dynasty. These five poems were written by Pi Rixiu when he was working in Suzhou and searching for the old ruins of Pavilion Palace. The poems are a combination of narrative and argument, reflecting the rise and fall of the state of Wu through the contrast of the past and present decay of the Pavilion Palace, and expressing his lamentation on the vicissitudes of the world and the rise and fall of the state.