S (1118 - 1190 / Japan)

Having Seen Them Long

Having seen them long,
I hold the flowers so dear
That when they scatter
I find it all the more sad
To bid them my last farewell.

by Saigyo

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Saigyo portrayed nature and the universe as he saw them, peering out through the window of his hut or sitting on a rock in front of his door..