MYS IX: 1682

A poem presented to Prince Osakabe, composed on viewing the image of a sage.


tokosipe ni
natu puyu yuke ya
apugi patanu
yama ni sumu pito
Not eternally,
As summer and winter’s passage, yet
His coat of fur, and
Fan, never will he release
This mountain-dwelling man…

Kakinomoto no Hitomaro Collection

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