MYS III: 426

A poem composed by Hitomaro, Lord Kakinomoto, when grieving at seeing a corpse on Mt. Kagu.


kusa makura
tabi nö yadöri ni
ta ga tuma ka
kuni wasuretaru
ipe matamaku ni
A twist of folded grass, your pillow,
The only lodging on your journey;
Whose husband, I wonder?
Though in your land, forgotten
Home, they await you.

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