SZS III: 205

Composed on the conception of cormorants on the river for a hundred poem sequence.


mi wo sakanoboru
matu kono yo ni mo
ikaga kurusiki
Upon the River Hayase
Poling upstream go
The cormorant boats:
Awaiting them tonight
Is sad beyond all measure.

Emperor Sutoku

This poem is also Kyūan hyakushu 28.

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