KKS III: 144

Composed at the Iso no Kami temple in Nara on hearing the cuckoo sing.

いその神ふるき宮この郭公聲ばかりこそむかしなりけれ

iso no kami
Furuki miyako no
Fototogisu
kowe bakari koso
mukasi narikere
Here at Iso no Kami
In the ancient capital
The cuckoo’s
Call alone
Is as of old.

The Monk Sosei (859-897)
素性法師

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