Laughable life is a dream of fall and rise;
It’s just like a cloud floating in the skies.
What business do you like best,
Toiling from morning till night,
From winter cold to spring bright?
Water flows on and on without rest.
The sun flies, suddenly it sinks in the west.
Who on earth can live to a hundred years old?
You should have discerning eyes
To know if you are clay or gold.
The poet thinks life is full of ups and downs.
“Riverside Daffodils” is a song written by Zhu Dunru, a lyricist of the Song Dynasty. This lyric sighs about the shortness of time and tells the world to cherish time and grasp life, which has the meaning of warning the world. The whole lyric is simple and simple in language, and the mood is far-reaching, with emotions in the air.