Kakinomoto no Asomi Hitomaro

(662 - 710 / Japan)

As Autumn Mountains


As autumn mountains
Tinged with scarlet were you, maiden,
A pliable bamboo,
Supply bending, lady,
Of what
Were you thinking?
A rope of hemp
Should stretch your life long;
The dew
Falls with the morning
And with the evening
Vanishes, 'tis said;
The mist
Rises with the evening
And with the morn
Is lost, 'tis said;
As a catalpa bow,
The rumours, I, too, heard them, and
Saw you only briefly.
How sad:
As folded linen,
Pillowed on your arm,
A well-honed sword,
His body by yours in sleep,
As young grass,
Is your husband.
How lonely must he be ?
With thoughts of you will he sleep,
Grieving;
Fondly feeling,
It was not your time,
And you are gone, oh lady,
As is the morning dew,
As is the evening mist.

Submitted: Monday, September 06, 2010

Do you like this poem?
1 person liked.
0 person did not like.

What do you think this poem is about?



Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (As Autumn Mountains by Kakinomoto no Asomi Hitomaro )

Enter the verification code :

There is no comment submitted by members..

PoemHunter.com Updates

New Poems

  1. Orphan, Dipankar Sadhukhan
  2. Verbum Caro, Translation of Pierre Emman.., T (no first name) Wignesan
  3. ''Heartbeat'', Patricia Grantham
  4. A Cat Is Always A Cat, Edward Kofi Louis
  5. Before and After, Aftab Alam
  6. Like The End Of A Prayer, Edward Kofi Louis
  7. The Burning Costs of Life, michael walkerjohn
  8. Elisabeth, Edward Kofi Louis
  9. Before shutting the lid of the coffin….., Ponniah Ganeshan
  10. Love is …., SALINI NAIR

Poem of the Day

poet Charles Stuart Calverley

He stood, a worn-out City clerk —
Who'd toil'd, and seen no holiday,
For forty years from dawn to dark —
Alone beside Caermarthen Bay.
...... Read complete »

   

Trending Poems

  1. Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night, Dylan Thomas
  2. Daffodils, William Wordsworth
  3. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  4. Phenomenal Woman, Maya Angelou
  5. Invictus, William Ernest Henley
  6. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  7. Dreams, Langston Hughes
  8. No Man Is An Island, John Donne
  9. On the Pulse of Morning, Maya Angelou
  10. Fire and Ice, Robert Frost

Trending Poets

[Hata Bildir]