Inscription: No artist’s inscription, signature, or seal
Yanxi Guangwen 偃溪廣聞 (1189–1263), 8 columns in semi-cursive script, undated; 2 seals:
All moments of enlightenment come in a flash;
Why distrust your eye and value your ear?
Just as between the water and the clouds,
Don’t say there is nothing there. 
???? [Seals]: Guangwen yinzhang, Yanxi
住冷泉囗囗 [印]： 廣聞印章、偃溪
 Translation from Maxwell K. Hearn, How to Read Chinese Paintings. Exh. cat. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2008, cat. no. 13, p. 66.