SKKS IX: 887

When he was leaving to go on a pilgrimage to a distant place, people were regretful that they should be parted, so he composed this.


saritomo to
nao au koto o
tanomu kana
shide no yamaji o
koenu wakare wa
I leave, but
We will meet again,
Of that you may be sure!
Upon the mountain paths of death
I will not set my step with this parting!

The Monk Saigyō

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