SKKS XVII: 1640

Sent to the Shōshōi Nun, on hearing that she had left Ôhara.

世をそむくかたはいづくにありぬべしおほはら山はすみよかりきや

yo wo somuku
kata wa izuku ni
arinubeshi
ōhara yama wa
sumi yokariki ya
On leaving the world
Where should one
Make one’s home?
Was Ōhara Mountain
A pleasant place to live?

Izumi Shikibu
和泉式部

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