Signature: Signed, undated, one artist's seal.
Then I catch sight of my cottage,
filled with joy I run.
The servant boy comes to welcome me
my little son waits at the door.
The three paths are almost obliterated
but pines and chrysanthemums are still here.
Leading the children by the hand I enter my house
where there is a bottle filled with wine.
I draw the bottle to me and pour myself a cup;
Seeing the trees in the courtyard brings joy to
I lean on the south window and let my pride expand,
I consider how easy it is to be content with a
Every day I stroll in the garden for pleasure,
There is a gate there, but it is always shut.
(Trans. James Robert Hightower)
Marking: Collector's seals:
Pan Zhengwei (1791–1636)
John M. Crawford, Jr.