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Chinese poem illustration: 过故人庄/ Passing by Old Friend’s Villa by Meng Haoran

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The very typical and famous poem of Mountain River and Farming Field poetry. The poem is quite straightforward, depicting a dinner with his old friend in a picturesque village house.

Key words like 鸡黍, 场圃, 桑麻 and 菊花 was explained in the sense of Tang dynasty , which is somewhat different from today.

过故人庄
孟浩然

故人具鸡黍,
邀我至田家。
绿树村边合,
青山郭外斜。

开轩面场圃,
把酒话桑麻。
待到重阳日,
还来就菊花。

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