Here's a little something I've just wandered upon again after several years.
From the bay at TagoThis poem was written by Yamabe no Akahito sometime in the 8th century A.D., but hey, fashions change slowly in the literary realm ... What's interesting to me, though - besides the beauty of the original - is just how readable this work remains by comparison with something like Beowulf.
When I go out and take a look
I see, pure white
On Mt. Fuji's peaks
Snow has fallen.