KKS V: 309

Composed at Kitayama, when he had gone mushroom-picking there with Archbishop Henjô.


momidiba Fa
sode ni kokiirete
aki Fa kagiri to
mimu Fito no tame
Scarlet leaves
I would pack within my sleeves
And venture out – then when,
‘Autumn is done!’
Is in folks’ thoughts, there they’d be…

The Monk Sosei

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