SKKS XVII: 1613

Composed when he went down to Ise.

すゞか山うきよをよそにふりすてゝいかになりゆくわが身なるらん

suzuka yama
uki yo o yoso ni
furisutete
ika ni nari yuku
wa ga mi naruran
O, Mount Suzuka!
The cruel world in the distance
I have left behind me;
What is to become
Of me now, I wonder?

The Monk Saigyō
西行

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