No.2 Mount Ama-No-Kagi;-- A Picture

Late 7th century. Empress Jitō was the daughter of Tenchi in No.1. 

Mount Ama-No-Kagu;– A Picture

Spring, it seems, has passed,  
 And the summer come again;  
For the silk-white robes,  
 So ’tis said, are spread to dry  
 On the “Mount of Heaven’s Perfume.”

Jitō Tennō (Empress Jitō)

Haru sugite  
 Natsu kinikerashi  
Shirotae no  
 Koromo hosu tefu  
 Ama-no-kagu yama.

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.

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