Signature: Signed, undated, two artist's seals.
Wen Zhengming's poem may be rendered:
Dripping tiles barely dried, the morning
sun is already high;
Patches of moss flashing crisp green,
Waist high grows the grass.
Rich green everywhere presses summer to
High tides last night flooded out the
Water standing, flooding, until I feel
Adapting my dress to sudden bursts of
warmth becomes quite hard.
I awake from my sleep in the studio, with
nothing to do,
Now and then, hidden birds break the silence.
[Trans. is indebted to that made by Jonathan Chaves in Zeng Yuho Ecke, Chinese Calligraphy (Philadelphia, 1971), no. 51]
Marking: Collector's seal: John M. Crawford, Jr.