He made no promise

Saigyo 1118 (Kyoto) – 1190



He made no promise, yet
Wondering if he'll come, I wait,
In the early evening;
If only it would stay this way,
Remaining light…

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Submitted on May 13, 2011

Modified on March 05, 2023

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Stanza Lengths 5

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Saigyō Hōshi was a famous Japanese poet of the late Heian and early Kamakura period. more…

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