MYS III: 428

A poem composed by Hitomaro, Lord Kakinomoto, when a maiden of the Hijikata was cremated at Mount Hatsuse.


kömoriku nö
patuse nö yama nö
yama nö ma ni
isayopu kumo pa
imo ni kamo aramu
On peak cradled
Hatsuse Mountain,
Remote upon the slopes,
The slowly drifting clouds
Are that girl, perhaps.

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