Yǐn hú shàng chū qíng hòu yǔ
Drinking at the Lake First in Sunny and then in Rainy Weather
Shuǐ guāng liàn yàn qíng fāng hǎo ，
The brimming waves delight the eye on sunny days;
shān sè kōng méng yǔ yì qí 。
The dimming hills give a rare view in rainy haze.
Yù bǎ xīhú bǐ xīzǐ ，
The West Lake looks like the fair lady at her best;
dàn zhuāng nóng mǒ zǒng xiāng yí.
Whether she is richly adorned or plainly dress.
1. This poem as composed in the 6th year of the Xining reign (1073)
2. Xizi: Also known as Xishi, a beauty of Yue in the Spring and Autumn Period (770-476BC)
Xiǎo chū Jìngcísì sòng Lín Zǐfāng
The Lakeside Temple at Dawn
杨万里 Yáng Wànlǐ
Bìjìng xīhú liù yuè zhōng ，
The uncommon West Lake in the midst of sixth moon
fēngguāng bù yǔ sì shí tóng 。
Displays a scenery to other months unknown.
Jiē tiān lián yè wúqióng bì ，
Green lotus leaves outspread as far as boundless sky;
yìng rì héhuā biéyàng hóng 。
Pink lotus blossoms take from sunshine a new dye.
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