Archive for March 9th, 2019

Saturday, 9 March 2019

Coarse the Rush-Mat Roof by Tenji Tennō

Coarse the rush-mat roof
Sheltering the harvest-hut
Of the autumn rice-field;
And my sleeves are growing wet
With the moisture dripping through.


Date: 7th century (original); 1917 (translation)

By: Tenji Tennō (626-672)

Translated by: Clay MacCauley (1843-1925)