O, how sad

Saigyo 1118 (Kyoto) – 1190



O, how sad!
Why of visitors
Should there be not one?
In melancholy, where I dwell
The wind comes upon the bush-clover leaves.

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Submitted on May 13, 2011

Modified on March 05, 2023

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Characters 129
Words 25
Stanzas 1
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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