Tí lín’ān dǐ
lín shēng 〔sòng dài〕
shān wài qīngshān lóu wài lóu, xīhú gēwǔ jǐshí xiū?
Nuǎn fēng xūn dé yóurén zuì, zhí bǎ hángzhōu zuò biàn zhōu.
Written in residence at Lin’an
Lin Sheng (Song Dynasty)
The green hills in the distance are verdant, and the towers are in the vicinity. When will the singing and dancing of the West Lake stop?
The extravagant fragrance intoxicates the pleasured nobles, and it is like taking the peaceful Hangzhou as the Bianjing of the past!
This poem expresses the grief and anger that the nobles are content with pleasure and do not want the Northern Expedition to regain their land.