Sanboku kikashū VIII: 1223

Love and Horse Hair.


Fima mo araba
woguro ni tateru
awosagi no
komagoma to koso
Were there but space,
As perching on the paddy-ridges
Are the grey herons close
As the mounts ahead, in such detail
Would I tell you of my love.

Minamoto no Toshiyori

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