9th century. Yukihira Ason was the brother of Narihira Ason (poem 17).
Promise At Parting
Though we parted be; If on Mount Inaba’s peak I should hear the sound Of the pine-trees growing there, Back at once I’ll make my way. Ariwara no Yukihira Ason Tachi wakare Inaba no yama no Mine ni ofuru Matsu to shi kikaba Ima kaeri-kon. Chūnagon Yukihira
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.