SKKS XVI: 1560

When he was considerably over eighty, he was commanded to compose a hundred poem sequence, so he composed this and presented it.


shime okite
ima ya to omou
aki yama no
yomogi ga moto ni
matsumushi no naku
‘Tis there I’ll rest–
And wonder if now is the time–
Upon a mount in autumn
Beneath a mugwort patch
Pining, the crickets cry.

Master of the Dowager Empress’ Household Office Toshinari

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