Kakinomoto no Hitomaro

When I left my girl
In her grave on Mount Hikite
And walked down the mountain path,
I felt as though I were dead.

Fusuma ji wo
Hikite no yama ni
Imo wo okite
Yama ji wo yukeba
Ikeri to mo nashi

- translated by Kenneth Rexroth
from One Hundred Poems from the Japanese

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