Commonly known as Shirakawa-gire (白河切)
Late Heian period, 12th century
Page from book, mounted as hanging scroll; ink on paper
17.6 x 14.9 cm (6 7/8 x 5 7/8 in.)
Response: / White dews that descend / on pine branches in the evening / disappear in the morning. // Unknown poet sent this poem to an acquaintance who is in the service in Yamato: / In return / I yearn for you, / while I remember a young friend in Yamato from the past. // Response: / I was only reminded / of the rice plants in autumn fields. / My memories of them / do not excite me.