Kokinshu

Frog eggs in a pool at Yoshiminedera Temple in Kyoto

Kokinshu (Kokin Wakashuu) is an anthology of 1100 poems written in the 12th century. The author of this poem is unknown.

竜田河
もみぢみだれて
流るめり
わたらば錦
なかやたえなむ

tatsutagawa
momiji midarete
nagarumeri
wataraba nishiki
naka ya taenamu

Tatsuta river –
red leaves are floating
in chaotic pattern;
crossing here would be
cutting their brocade…

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1 Response to Kokinshu

  1. Jerome Bloom says:

    AH……………………………..

    AN OLD POND

    EGGS

    THE SOUND

    OF PEEPING

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