A Rural Home
Mei Yaochen

Chicken crow three sound sky almost bright
Someone row rice bowl with tea bottle
Common people still fear hurry plough early
Self pull wicker window look morning star
The cock crows three times; the sky is almost light.
Someone's lined up bowls of rice, along with flasks of tea.
Anxiously, the peasants rush to start the ploughing early,
I pull aside the willow shutter and gaze at the morning stars.
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