MYS III: 338

Thirteen poems in praise of sake, by the Governor-General of the Dazaifu, Lord Ōtomo.

驗なきものを思はずは一杯の濁れる酒を飮むべくあるらし

sirusi naki
monö wo omopazu pa
pitötsuki nö
nigoreru sake wo
nomubëku aru rasi
Insignificant things
Think of them not;
A single cup of
Cloudy wine
That’s what you should drink.

Ōtomo no Tabito
大伴旅人

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *