SKKS XVI: 1582

On the spirit of reminiscence, brought on by snow.


soma yama ya
kozue ni omoru
yuki ore ni
taenu nageki no
mi o kudakuran
On the timber mountain
Treetops weighted down
With snow do break–
Unable to endure this grief,
My breast shall shatter.

Master of the Dowager Empress’ Household Office Toshinari

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