SIS XVII: 1093

When the Monk Shakushō (d. 1034) went over to China, boarding a ship on the Seventh Day of the Seventh Month, Kintō sent him this poem:


ama no kaFa
noti no keFu dani
Farukeki wo
itu to mo siranu
Funade kanasi na
The great River of Heaven
Divides them ’til this day next year,
Far distant;
But we-I know not when-so
This sailing brings grief, indeed.

Assistant Commander of the Bodyguards of the Right [Fujiwara no] Kintō (996-1041)

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