Meng Haoran


Visiting An Old Friend On His Farm - Poem by Meng Haoran

Old friend prepare chicken millet
Invite me to farm house
Green tree village edge join
Green hills city wall beyond slope
Open window face farm garden
Hold wine talk mulberry hemp
Wait come near bright day
Return come near chrysanthemum flower
My old friend's prepared a meal of chicken and millet,
And invited me to join him at his farmhouse.
The village is surrounded by green trees,
Blue hills slope up beyond the city wall.
The window opens onto the vegetable garden,
Where holding wine, we talk of mulberry and hemp.
We are looking forward to the autumn festival,
When I'll return to see the chrysanthemums bloom.


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Poem Submitted: Monday, August 13, 2012



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