A man went to the country house of a woman with whom he had been having conversation, among other things, but although he knocked – perhaps because she did not hear him – she did not open the gate, so listening to the frogs croaking in the paddies.
yamada no soFodu
Fitori kaFeru no
ne o zo nakinuru
|Reed pulling in
The mountain paddies, a scarecrow
On his solitary return, the frogs’
Cries is all he does!