Based on a quote by the famous Chinese poet Yuan Haowen from the Jin Dynasty (1205)
"O' mortals what is love? That binds beyond life on earth" (full poem below)
The quote is painted in calligraphy at the bottom right corner of the painting. 
"O mortals, what is love
that binds beyond life on earth?
To all corners, in pair we fly,
braving summer and winter, by and by.
Union is bliss, parting is woe, agony is boundless
for a lovelorn soul sweetheart.
Give me word, trail of clouds drifting forward
mountains capped with snow, whither shall my lonesome shadow go?"
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