SKKS XIX: 1915

Composed during the Engi Period for a folding screen, on the spirit of sacred music in the summer:


kawa yashiro
shino ni orihae
hosu koromo
ikani hoseba ka
nanoka hizaran
At a river shrine
Stems of bamboo wave freely
The clothes I’d dry
How should I do so?
Seven days still damp…

Ki no Tsurayuki

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