No.7 A Thought of Home

Middle 8th century. Kasuga is a place known for its virgin forests.

A Thought of Home

When I look abroad  
  O’er the wide-stretched “Plain of Heaven,”  
Is the moon the same  
  That on Mount Mikasa rose,  
  In the land of Kasuga?

 Abe no Nakamaro (Nakamaro of Abe)

  Furi-sake mireba  
Kasuga naru  
  Mikasa no yama ni  
  Ideshi tsuki ka mo.

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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