This small painting is in visual agreement with its narrative poem. A single figure has ascended to a promontory rising above a mountain temple overlooking a vast landscape. The inscription reads:
On the single path winding back and forth
I ascend the blue-green peak,
While my kin sits among clouds and birds
in the shade of pines;
Regarding each other without wearying
I arrive to sit at a distance,
For with green lotus alone
how can my music be appreciated?
Most likely based on some specific place in the famed Huang-shan or Yellow Mountains of Anhui province, Mei Ch'ung has drawn his inspiration directly from the awesome wonders of his natural environment rather than art historical lineage.