View from the Garden of Ding
The willow down afield waits for the evening tide;
A painted bridge leads to Peach Leaf by riverside.
At sunset water-limpid spring attracts my gaze.
O where’s the splendor of the Six Dynasties days!
Qian Qianyi was one of the first Ming scholar-officials who declared his allegiance to the Qing conquerors, and was then accused of plotting against the Qing emperor.