Inscription: Artist’s inscription and signature (2 characters in large clerical script followed by 2 columns in cursive script)
Drenched in Moonlight
The ocean of clouds disperses; after the snowfall it begins to clear.
The myriad valleys, in silent chill, remain frozen and muted.
Only the plum trees in the moonlight on Mount Gu [in West Lake, Hangzhou]
Branch out at will, unconcerned with the passage of time.
Ershu [Tong Yu]
Tong Yu zhi yin 童鈺之印
Chapi jian shipi meichi yi huachi 荼癖兼詩癖 梅痴亦畫痴 (“Obsessed by tea and poetry, infatuated with plum blossoms and painting”)
 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. 5, p. 33.