1.Saohuayou Leifeng Pagoda in the Evening Glow
(Southern Song Dynasty)Chen Yunping
This is one of the tenpoems of the top ten views of the West Lake. Together withYingtianchang written by Zhang Ju and Mulanhuaman written by Zhou Mi, the proseis one of the earliest proses to describe Leifeng Pagoda. The three ones differas they depict the different views of Leifeng Pagoda in autumn, spring andsummer from different perspective and point of view and shows different taste.They provide the readers a whole picture of the pagoda. Chen Yunping, withanother name of Junheng and an alternative name of Xilu, born in Siming (now Ningbo, ZhejiangProvince) in the Southern Song Dynasty had written collections of poetry, suchas the Script of Xilu and Rihuyuchang
2.Sightseeingof Jiangnan West Lake (Qing Dynasty) Guo Hui
The poem is short andrhythmic, sound to read. Although the subtitle of the poem is West Lake,it depicts two views, namely Leifeng Pagoda and Jingci Templeon Nanping Hill. In the poem, he gave a vivid description of the bright frostand moonlight, the blue sunset and the red leaves in disorder and created adelightful atmosphere. Guo Hui was a poet in the Qing Dynasty.
3.Zhuzhici ofthe West Lake (Qing Dynasty) Xu Shijun
Zhuzhici is a poem inthe classical style portraying local conditions and custom. Zhuzhici of the West Lakeis famous for its unique content and artistic style. It always depicts thescenery with plain and fresh words and blends the poet’s emotions with thenatural setting. The prose is easy and meaningful. This one narrates from thepoint of view of a boat maid who seems to introduce the beautiful pagoda to thetourists. Xu Shijun was a scholar in the Qing Dynasty.
4.Ascendingthe Pagoda with Yuan Pengju and Qian Lianggui (Yuan Dynasty) Qian Weishan
This poem depicts theoccasion of the poet’s ascending the pagoda with friends. With records of thebrilliant view of the Pagoda in the evening, the poem is of historic value. Onthe other hand, it keeps the event of ascending the pagoda with friends andbecomes a symbol of the friendship between the poet and his friends. QianWeishan, a poet of Hangzhouin the Yuan Dynasty, had written the Collection of River, Moon, Pine and Wind.Among them there are a series of poems of the West Lake,which have been frequently cited by people.
5.LeifengPagoda in the Evening Glow (SouthernSong Dynasty) Wang Wei
This one is one of thecomplete series of poems of the top ten views of the WestLake, describing the prosperity of theWest Lake on its south shores. Wang Wei,another name of Xianlu, was born in Fujian Province in the SouthernSong Dynasty. He once was officer in Daoxian County under the rule ofLizong and Duzong. Later he became an aide to a general and lived in the thencapital Lin’an (Hangzhou).