Signature: Inscribed, signed, dated 1749, two artist's seals
One joint, two joints and yet another join.
The virtue of Zu Yuan, Su Wu, Goyi and Suqi.
One leaf, two leaves and yet another leaf.
The rain god, the wind god and the grotto
The phrase "without bamboo [life] is vulgar"
Has been received respectfully from
Confucius down through the ages.
The old fishing pole is lost at the shore
of the Wei River.
The bamboo with the blood and teas of
Nuying and Ewang had already withered
when, in his anger, the dragon founder
[Qin Shihuang] turned the green hillside
into bare, red soil.
The young boys' temple was abandoned and the
Who clasped the green jade and grasped the
tail feathers of the soaring phoenix?
Dongpo's [Su Shi's] decaying trees tangle
with the bamboo.
Ruke's [Wen Tong's] chilly branch is ten
thousand feet long.
How elegant and high-spirited are Meihua's
[Wu Zhen's] mouse-foot strokes!
[The style of] Lady Tianshui (Guan Daosheng]
is also extremely elegant.
Her green dwarf bamboo sways gracefully with
fragrance in the wind.
Qingteng [Xu Wei] continued the lineage with
his elegant style.
Who says that the bamboo master sees not his
The style and principles of the master are
followed by his disciples.
Xiangnan [Zhao Bei], Suonan [Zheng Sixiao]
and Riru [Zhu Sheng] burden others with their
Which now are broken up like split bamboo.
Yu Zhiding from my native region is unlike
Qieyuan [Gao Qipei].
Qieyuan is eccentric in style and Ding is