SKKS XVIII: 1829

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身のうさをおもひしらでやゝみなましそむくならひのなきよなりせば

mi no usa o
omoi shirade ya
yami namashi
somuku narai no
naki yo nariseba
My sorrow:
Unknowing of its depth,
Would I meet my end?
If, to leave it
There were no way in this world…

The Monk Saigyō
西行

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