In the stream below the hill there drowns the orchid bud;
On sandy path between pine trees you see no mud.
Shower by shower falls the rain while cuckoos sing.
Who says an old man can’t return unto his spring?
Before Clear Fountain’s Temple water still flows west.
Why can’t the cock still crow though with a snow-white crest?
The poet is very optimistic to say that an old man can be restored to his youth.
“Silk-washing Stream” is a lyric by Su Shi, a writer of the Song Dynasty. This lyric expresses the author’s spirit of self-improvement and self-improvement in spite of his hardships, and is full of an optimistic and upward-looking attitude. In the first section, he writes about the elegant scenery and environment of the Qingquan Temple in March, the scenery is natural and beautiful, elegant and clear; in the second section, he expresses an inspiring argument, taking metaphors from the scenery, expressing feelings about life and enlightening people’s minds. The whole lyric expresses emotion in the scene, writing the scene purely in white, meticulous and elegant; expressing emotion in a high and uplifting way, rich in philosophy.