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The Monk Saigyo

Saigyo 1118 (Kyoto) – 1190



Should I blame the moon
For bringing forth this sadness,
As if it pictured grief?
Lifting up my troubled face,
I regard it through my tears

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Submitted on May 13, 2011

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Saigyo

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

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