SKKS XIX: 1879

Composed on seeing the moon, when he had gone to Tsukiyomi Shrine in Ise on a pilgrimage.


washi no takane no
kumoi yori
kage yawaraguru
tsukiyomi no mori
How clear,
From the eagles’ lofty peak
Through the clouds
A gentle light upon
The forest of Tsukiyomi.

The Monk Saigyō

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