Visiting the Farm of My Friend

Meng, Hao Jan    (689 A.D.-740 A.D.)

My old friend prepared chicken, cooked corn,
And invited me to visit his farm.
His village was surrounded by green trees.
The emerald mountains rose beyond the city wall.
We opened the window, looked out over the farm,
Drank wine and talked about the crops of flax and mulberry.
Before I left,
My friend asked me to return to view the chrysanthemums during the fall break next year.