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Akazome Emon-shū 570

When I heard nothing more from a person who had vowed to go to see the scarlet leaves at Tonase with me.


tokuto isogade
momijiba wa
tonase no taki no
ochi mo koso sure
How untrustworthy!
You take care to make no haste, and
The scarlet leaves
At Tonase cataract, without a word
Will surely fall!
A kuzushiji version of the poem's text.
Created with Soan.

Akazome emon-shū 549

Said by someone to be composed on the feelings of Wang Zhaojun when she was travelling to the kingdom of Hu.


michi no tsuyu ni mo
narenishi sato o
kouru namida wa
A source of grief,
The dew upon this road, too,
Is great, indeed, as
For my familiar home I
Shed tears of longing.

Akazome Emon