Signature: Artist's inscription and signature:
Dashu Jiangjun zhi hou
大樹將軍之後 Dashu Jiangjun zhi hou
Inscription: Artist’s inscription and signature (5 columns in mixed scripts)
If we could deal with daily affairs and people with this attitude, there would be no inner disturbances. How carefree our bodies and minds would be!
However rapidly water flows, it is always tranquil in itself.
Though their petals fall from time to time, flowers remain restful at heart.
Written at the request of Mr. Li Ming [Richard Lai] for his correction.
In the summer, the fifth month of the renzi year , having newly recovered from an eye illness, I wrote this, which was not too bad. Kanghou
Dashu Jiangjun zhi hou 大樹將軍之後
 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. 34, p. 103.