uma ni nete

On the moon: on suddenly awakening on passing through Nakayama in Saya and remembering the poem ‘Travelling Early in the Morning’ by Tu Mu.

馬に寢て殘夢月遠し茶のけぶり

uma ni nete
zanmu tsuki tôshi
cha no keburi
Dozing on my mount
I start from sleep to see the distant moon,
Smoke rising for morning tea.

(1684)

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