MYS VIII: 1479

A poem by Ōtomo no Yakamochi on the evening cicada.


komori nomi
woreba ibusemi
nagusamu to
idetachi kikeba
kinaku pigurasi
Shut indoors and
Sunk in misery,
I wonder what would console me;
Going outside, I listen and,
The evening cicadas come calling…

Ōtomo no Yakamochi

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