9th Century. Emperor Kōkō reigned only 3 years but had 41 imperial sons and daughters.
It is for thy sake That I seek the fields in spring, Gathering green herbs, While my garment’s hanging sleeves Are with falling snow beflecked. Emperor Kōkō Kimi ga tame Haru no no ni idete Wakana tsumu Waga koromode ni Yuki wa furi-tsutsu. Kōkō Tenno
About this poetry
At Salty Dog Digital we’ve decided to gradually republish Clay MacCauley’s translation of Single Songs of a Hundred Poets – a collection of japanese poetry from the seventh through thirteenth centuries. Sixty four of these poems are the rewards in our game fourtex zen.