KKS III: 142

Composed when he was passing through the Otowa mountains and heard a cuckoo calling.


otoFa yama
kesa koekureba
kozuwe Farukani
ima zo nakunaru
In the Otowa mountains,
As I pass through this morning,
A cuckoo
Far distant in the treetops
Is singing.

Ki no Tomonori (d. ca. 905)

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