SKKS XII: 1142

Composed on ‘praying for love’ at hundred poem sequence poetry competition at the house of the Regent and Grand Minister.


toshi mo henu
inoru chigiri wa
hatsuse yama
onoe no kane no
yoso no yûgure
Years have gone by,
Praying that our bond should be, but
On Mount Hatsuse
The bell of Onoe
Tolls only distant dusk…


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