The Northern and Southern Song Dynasties are known for the fact that "the emperor and the scholar-officials run the state together". But the literati, whether in power or out of office, had to go through numerous hardships. They were disillusioned, displaced, unfulfilled, or grew old as ordinary. They wrote about joys and sorrows, leaving countless masterpieces for later generations. This book selects the best ci-poetry by Su Shi, Li Qingzhao, Xin Qiji, Liu Yong and others in the Song Dynasty, and interprets the poetry based on these poets' life experience. The author incorporates modern elements and stories into the interpretation, so that readers can not only learn about the poets' great minds and the cultural connotations behind ci-poetry, but also witness the rise and fall of an era of prosperity and desolation.