Sanekata Shū 135

When various members of the court had gone to a place in the mountains to listen to cuckoos, Minor Captain Kintō, having feelings in a certain direction, intimated as much and, on returning, sent this the following morning:


yamazato ni
Fono kataraFisi
naku ne kikitu to
tutaFezarame ya
Within that mountain retreat
Softly called
A cuckoo;
That you heard his cry,
Might you tell, I wonder?.

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