KKS V: 292

Composed while he stood briefly in the shade of a tree at the Unrin In.


wabibito no
wakite tatiyoru
ko no moto Fa
tanomu kage naku
momidi tirinikeri
On his way to leave the world, a man
Comes to rest
Beneath the trees
But he finds no shade
For every Autumn leaf has fallen.

Archbishop Henjō

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