SKS X: 381

Composed and sent to Master of the Right Capital Office Akisuke when he was Governor of Ōmi, to remark on his travelling to a distant district.


sonata no sora wo
tada yama no Fa ni
kakaru sirakumo
Unbearable is my heart’s pain—
Upon the distant skies
I gaze, but
Simply upon the mountains’ edge
Cling clouds of white.[i]

The Former Chancellor and Palace Minister

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

[i] An allusive variation on Rinkashū 205.

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