Seeing a Friend off to the South
You go from north to south,
From land to river mouth.
Oranges in gardens loom;
Lotus on water bloom.
The night fair’s bright as day;
Outside temples boats stay.
Welcome from far and near
Would make you stay a year.
This is a beautiful description of the Southern Rivershore.
The poem “Seeing a Friend off to the South” is a farewell poem by Du Xunhe, a poet of the late Tang Dynasty, which introduces the beautiful scenery of Wu-Yue to his friends and expresses the poet’s happiness and envy for his friends’ trip to Wu-Yue.