I composed some reflective poems and wrote them in my signature cursive style on long scrolls. Here are the results. Enjoy!
When you are calm, your state of mind will be like the surface of a lake on a windless night, so still you can see the moon's reflection. If you have a clear mind, you will feel like the clear blue sky where you can see for miles, with no wind and no clouds to distract you.
The sound of rustling wind, the sound of dripping rain, the sound of waves crashing on the rocks - they are all nature's own music. If you take the time to listen carefully, the wonders of nature's music will free your mind.
Praises or insults - they don't affect me. I just watch the flowers in my garden bloom and wither, and I feel at peace with myself. Whether I come or go, it doesn't matter at all to me, my heart is happy to go with the flow like the clouds in the sky.
I'm standing alone in an abandoned pagola, I'm staring at the sunset in the distance, feeling lonely and sorrowful, lamenting the passing away of my old friends.
Only those people with some leisure time and a quiet mind can truly appreciate the wonders of nature.
When you are truly happy, you can wander barefooted on the grass with chirping birds as your company, or you can quietly sit down with your shirt unbuttoned, watching the clouds floating by, feeling at one with the nature.
Every problem can be solved, every difficulty can be overcome - so no need to worry.
I painted two Chinese silk fans this morning. Each has a painting on one side and accompnaied by a poem on the other side.
For the first fan, I have painted a pair of peonies. Their petals are cloud like, and their colour and scent remind one of a maiden.
The second fan is a painting of roses. Unlike some other flowers such as peonies and chryanthemum, roses blossom, and hence can be appreciated, all year round.