Li Izumi's calligraphy is the star of this piece, with my brush painting just accenting. The poem is by the classical poet Izumi Shikibu copied from a manuscript in the hand of the Emperor Go-Tsuchimikado with translation by Li Izumi.
Yukima no kusa no
Wa ga omofu hito ni
Like the grass that sprouts Through the fading snow -- How astonishing! My encounter seeing The one who loves me