Inscription: Artist’s inscription and signature (5 columns in semi-cursive script)
With its shadow it rests in the empty mountain;
How swiftly the year has moved toward the end!
The bright moon is chilly throughout the night;
The subtle fragrance lingers in the vastness.
In the late autumn of the thirty-first year [of the Republic] , Beihong.
Li Ming 黎明 (Richard M. Lai, 1920–2011) and Lin Taiyi 林太乙 (Taiyi Lin Lai, 1926–2003)
Li Lin 黎林
 Documentation from Shi-yee Liu, Straddling East and West: Lin Yutang, A Modern Literatus: The Lin Yutang Family Collection of Chinese Painting and Calligraphy, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2007, no. 10, p. 57.