MYS XV: 3784

A poem presented to the Maiden of Sano no Otogami.

心なき鳥にぞありける霍公鳥物思ふ時に鳴くべきものか

kokoro naki
tori ni zo arikeru
pototogisu
monomopu toki ni
nakubeki mono ka
A heartless
Bird is he!
Does the cuckoo
When I’m sunk in gloomy thought
Only think to sing?

Nakatomo no Yakamori
中臣宅守

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