With painted boats along the shore sightseers vie;
The sky hangs low on four sides washed by waves of spring.
Green willows throw a swing
Out of the bower high.
Do not laugh at the white hair adorned with red flowers!
To the quick beat of the song of Green Waist
Wine cups are passed in haste.
Where can you find a happier life than drinking hours?
This lyric describes the poet’s joy of drinking with friends.
The poem “Silk-washing Stream” is a poem written by Ouyang Xiu, a famous scholar in the Northern Song Dynasty. This poem is included in the collection of Ouyang Wenzhong. The poem is written in clear and simple language, describing what the author saw and felt on the West Lake in Yingzhou on a spring day. The whole poem is easy and smooth, with a neat structure.