The Beautiful Lady Yu
Three days after the Autumn Day
My boat goes along the lotus poolside way.
Ill, I come for an autumn view;
The drizzling rain has washed clear autumn new.
Last year’s regret of coming late would still remain;
I saw but withered blooms in vain.
How should I show my gratitude this year,
When all the way flowers in bloom appear?
The poet describes what he sees after he left the capital.
“The Beautiful Lady Yu” is a song written by Chen Youyi in the Song Dynasty. By describing what the lyricist saw and felt on his way from Lin’an to Qingdun by boat, the lyricist portrays his optimistic and open-minded self-image in a vague and realistic way.