SKKS I: 86

Composed as a poem on blossom.


yoshino yama
kozo no shiore no
michi kaete
mada minu kata no
hana o tazunen
O, Mount Yoshino!
From last year’s trail of broken branches,
I would switch my path and
On ways yet unseen
Pay a visit to the blossoms!

The Monk Saigyō

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