SZS XIX: 1215

When he was composing poems on the twelve names of Amida, he composed this on the spirit of Chie (Wisdom).

侘び人の心の中をよそながら知るやさとりの光なるらむ

wabibito no
kokoro no uti wo
yoso nagara
siru ya satori no
Fikari naruran
In desolation, a man
Within his heart –
Though afar –
Sees enlightenment’s
Gleam, perhaps?

Minamoto no Toshiyori
源俊頼

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