SZS XVII: 1151

hen he composed a hundred poem sequence of reminiscences, he composed this as a poem on deer.


yo no naka yo
miti koso nakere
yama no woku ni mo
sika zo naku naru
O, the world of men!
There’s no escape, indeed,
I feel!
In the mountains’ heart
A stag calls out.

Master of the Dowager Empress’ Household Office [Fujiwara no] Toshinari

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