MYS I: 15

A poem by Emperor Tenchi (626—671; r. 668—671)


watatumi nö
töyöpatakumo ni
iripi sasi
köyöpi no tukuyo
sayakekari kösö
Above the broad sea’s sweep
Pennants of cloud
Are lit by the setting sun;
Oh, that the moon tonight
Would shine as bright!

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