Signature: Signed by on the painting by the artist (upper half):
Fine rain in a clear autumn,
Today it is your birthday.
Double Ninth [the ninth day of the ninth lunar month] is near,
You should start searching for chrysanthemum buds.
Study the Way in your best years,
The age of thirty is perfect.
Drink from a deep cup,
Steeped in [Buddhist] studies of the Western Realm and Southern Extreme,
Who can rival your brillance?
[The poem] to the right follows the melody of Dianjiangchun ("Paint the Lips Crimson"). On the eighth day of the ninth month of the wuxu year [October 4, 1658], written by the monk of Bao'en Temple, Zhenxiang Fokong ("True fragrance of the Buddha's emptiness") [seal:] Zhang Feng zhi yin
Inscription: Label strip on exterior of scroll:
Zhang Daqian (1899-1983), 1 column in running script
Marking: Collectors' seals:
Zhang Daqian (1899-1983), 3
C. C. Wang (born 1907), 1