A beautiful poem with an erotic color print from the Ming period– This is in exposition at Amsterdam with lots of interesting information about this outstanding period of Chinese History.
Her black eyebrows are the envy of spring,

Crashing waves of her eyes vex the autumn moon.

Graciously she glides amidst the flowers

And when the breeze passes, her sleeve billows.

This slender body never could endure an autumn

And she mournfully drags on interminable days.

What moves her above all else?

A bamboo’s shadow shuddering over clear water…
– A Winter’s day of the year Yiwei, by Zhao Yong
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