I'm looking for any well-known poem that talks about the beauty or wonder of nature, the world or the universe.

The beginning of《醉翁亭记》isn't a bad place to start.


I just fear that the whole 醉翁 part will detract from the allure of the natural world.

Any suggestions would be helpful, certainly as I don't have much of a grasp of what or wouldn't be "well-known."

  • Chinese poems are full of depictions of the beauty of nature
    – Tang Ho
    Commented Dec 25, 2017 at 14:19
  • this is a prose rather than a poem. conventionally, an author will express his thoughts behind the beautiful nature they describe.
    – Huang
    Commented Dec 27, 2017 at 3:01
  • Prose works for me too
    – Mou某
    Commented Dec 27, 2017 at 3:03
  • @user3306356 there is a school of poem called 山水田园诗. Famous poets include 王维 谢灵运 陶渊明 孟浩然
    – Huang
    Commented Dec 27, 2017 at 3:12
  • @Huang Feel free to leave an answer with anything specific that is considered "well known."
    – Mou某
    Commented Dec 27, 2017 at 3:15

2 Answers 2


Hope you'll enjoy this one:


This well-known poem was written by 韦应物 in 唐 Dynasty, with the title of 滁州西涧 (the west ravine of 滁 prefecture).

By the way, I think it suits 《醉翁亭记》 well, because both places described by them are located in modern 滁州 city in 安徽 province.


Just an FYI, this is more of a diary of traveling rather than a poem. The poem follows certain rhyme. You can try "唐诗三百首" if you would like to learn the poem. Below would be a good example





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