MYS I: 74

A poem composed by the deceased Emperor on the occasion of a visit to the Yoshino Palace.

見吉野乃 山下風之 寒久尓 為當也今夜毛 我獨宿牟


miyosino no
yama no arasi no
samukeku ni
pata ya koyopi mo
wa ga pitori nemu
Though in fair Yoshino
The storm-winds off the mountains
Feel so chill,
Yet again tonight
Will I sleep alone?

Emperor Monmu (683-707; r. 697-707)

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