SKKS I: 64

On hearing the spring rain fall when having nothing to do.


tsukuzuku to
haru no nagame no
sabishiki wa
shinobu ni tsutau
noki no tamamizu
Spring’s long rains fill my gaze
With sorrow:
A tale told to the ferns
By droplets from the eaves…

Major Archbishop Gyōkei (1101-1165)

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