Wen Zhengming's Cursive Script "Preface to the Peach and Plum Picture of a Spring Night Banquet"
Heaven and earth are the hostel of all things, and time is the passerby of EMI. Life is impermanent, like a dream, how many happy days can there be? The ancients held candles and played at night for a reason! What's more, the Qingming and mild spring attracts us with beautiful scenery, and nature provides us with a splendid scenery. Now we are gathering in the fragrant garden of peaches and plums to talk about the joys of the brothers. All the younger brothers are brilliant, and they all have the talent of Xie Huilian. Everyone chants and sings, but I can't compare with Xie Kangle and feel ashamed. Enjoying the scenery of the spring night quietly was not over yet, and the indulgent discussion turned to elegant. Set out a luxurious feast, sitting among the flowers, the wine glasses are frequently passed, and drunk in the moonlight. Without a good poem, how can one express elegant feelings? If anyone fails to compose a poem, he will be fined three glasses of wine in accordance with the precedent of Jinguyuan.