· Mount the Tower at Night to Recall the Former Visit in Luo Zhong
I still remember drinking on the Bridge of Noon
With bright wits of the day.
The silent moon
On endless river rolled away.
In lacy shadows cast by apricot flowers
We played our flutes till morning hours.
O’er twenty years have passed like dreams;
It is a wonder that I’m still alive.
Carefree, I mount the tower bathed in moonbeams.
So many things passed long
Only in fishermen’s midnight song.
The poet compares moonlit nights in the south and in the north.
“Riverside Daffodils · Mount the Tower at Night to Recall the Former Visit in Luo Zhong” is a lyric composed by Chen Youyi in the Song Dynasty. It is a poem written by Chen Youyi in the Song Dynasty. It is a poem written in his later years to recall his friends and old travels in Luozhong. The first piece is a review of his hometown, which has fallen into the hands of the enemy, and his early years of free and happy life. The next piece returns to reality, summarizing the painful life the writer has experienced from the time he started his career and the painful life of a broken country and a broken family, and the concluding lines incorporate the sorrow of the past and the present, the hatred of the country and the sorrow of the family into the “fishing song”, turning the sorrowful feelings into a broad-minded heart. This lyric is straightforward, with a touching expression. Through the contrast between the upper and lower pieces, the awe and emotion of family and life emerge, and the rhythm is profound and long.