GSIS XX: 1163

In reply.


okuyama ni
tagirite oturu
taki tu se no
tama tiru bakari
mono na omoFi so
From the mountain’s heart
Seething, falling in
Rapid cataracts,
Scattering jewelets; such sadness alone
Should not fill your head.

This poem is a reply from the God of Kibune; it is said that Izumi Shikibu heard a man’s voice reciting it.

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