SKKS VI: 634

When he presented a fifty-poem sequence.


minakami ya
taedae kōru
iwama yori
kiyotakigawa ni
nokoru shiranami
Is the torrent’s face
Only partly frozen?
For between the rocks
In the river Kiyotaki
Remain white waters.

The Regent and Grand Minister [Fujiwara no Yoshitsune] (1169 – 1206)

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