關雎 (Guan Ju)
This painting is an ink-painting. The main theme of the poem is the speaker's admiration for the girl and throughout the poem, he describes how he wishes to pursue her. This painting is drawn according to the speaker's ideal image of happy life, which is described in the last two stanzas. Although this image only exists in his imagination, it looks easy and satisfying.
The speaker of the poem and the lover are sitting on an islet in the middle of the river. The islet is covered with duckweed, swaying in the water. They are gathering duckweed together. On the two opposite sides of the islet one osprey is wooing to the other. They stay beside the two lovers as if they share the same relationship .
On top of the painting, I wrote the poem to accompany the painting. The two red stamps at the end are my signatures. The stamp at the beginning of the poem is 長樂, meaning long happiness. This stamp is to wish the speaker that his dream may come true.