KKS V: 273

Composed on a picture of a man making his way through chrysanthemums, going to a wizard’s palace in the moutains.


nurete Fosu
yamadi no kiku no
tuyu no ma ni
itu ka titose wo
ware Fa Fenikemu
Drenched, then drying
On this mountain path with chrysanthemum
Dewdrops—in that little space
Has, somehow, a thousand years
Passed me by?

The Monk Sosei

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