Yamabe no Akahito

(700-736 / Japan)

All-Knowing, (The Eternal Palace) - Poem by Yamabe no Akahito

All-knowing,
My great lord:
From the eternal palace,
Wherein we serve,
On the field of Sahiga,
Looking back
At the isles far offshore:
Where on the fresh, clean shoreline
With the blowing of the wind,
Breakers roar
And with the ebbing of the tide,
They go cutting jewelled seaweed:
From the age of gods
An awesome,
Jewelled mountain isle.

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, September 4, 2010



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