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SKKS X: 977

From the Poetry Contest in One Thousand Five Hundred Rounds.


miyako ni sumanu
koto tou hito ni
ikaga kotaeshi
How strange it is that
In the capital lives not
The capital bird—
To he who enquired of it
How did it reply?[i]

Gishūmon’in no Tango

A kuzushiji version of the poem's text.
Created with Soan.

[i] An allusive variation on KKS IX: 411.