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Development is gradual, because of the self-love of the channel, yet after 5 days the bridge at Yamazaki—the terminus for river traffic—is sighted. 11th day: After a litde rain the skies cleared. carrying on with up-river, we spotted a line of hills converging at the jap financial institution. after we discovered that this can be the Yawata Hachiman Shrine, there has been nice rejoicing and we humbly abased ourselves in thank you. The bridge of Yamazaki got here in sight finally, and our emotions of pleasure may now not be confined. right here, nearby the Ōōji Temple, our boat got here to anchor; and the following we waited, whereas a number of concerns have been negotiated for the rest of our trip. through the riverside, close to the temple, there have been many willow timber, and considered one of our corporation, admiring their mirrored image within the water, made the poem: A trend of wave ripples, woven—it turns out— On a loom of eco-friendly willows mirrored within the circulation. They wait a number of days at Yamazaki for carriages to reach from Kyoto. Kyoto is reached overdue at evening, at the 16th day of the second one moon. 16th day: As we reached the home and gone through the gate, every thing stood out brightly less than the transparent moon. issues have been even worse than we had heard—there was once a wasteland of degradation and dilapidation. the guts of the neighbor to whose care we entrusted the home has proved a barren region, too. on the grounds that his apartment and ours have been like one, divided simply through a fence, we left every little thing to his care with strong hopes. each time we despatched him information or directions, we despatched small offers to boot. despite the fact that, this night we haven't any goal of revealing any displeasure. Wretched even though where appears to be like, we will thank him for his difficulty. In a marshy spot within the backyard we had excavated a pit, forming a pond, round which stood a grove of pine timber. It seems like, in 5 - 6 years, 1000 years have left their mark here—one financial institution of the pond has collapsed, new bushes have sprung up one of the outdated, and such is the overall air of overlook that every one who glance are troubled with a feeling of unhappiness. outdated thoughts come flooding again, and the saddest of all are these of the kid who was once born during this apartment and who has no longer back. to determine others from the send surrounded through excited, chuffed young children, merely makes our grief tougher to endure. one that stocks our inmost techniques composed this poem: while one, whose house is right here, has now not again, How unhappy to determine those new younger pines! nonetheless unconsoled, possibly, he wrote one other: the only I knew—if merely she were an ageless pine! What desire then of those grievous farewells? there are various issues which we won't overlook, and which offer us ache, yet i can't write all of them down. no matter what they're, allow us to say not more. TRANSLATED by means of G. W. SARGENT POETRY FROM THE SIX COLLECTIONS [from the Gosenshū, 951 A. D. ] Mizu no omo ni The breezes of spring Aya fukimidaru Are blowing the ripples off track Haru kaze ya alongside the water— Ike no kōri wo this present day they'll absolutely soften Kyo wa tokuramu The sheet of ice at the pond. Ki no Tomonori .