Kamakura period, 13th century
Hanging scroll; ink on paper
23.4 x 9.8 cm (9 1/4 x 3 7/8 in.)
No more than the white waves dancing across the inlet / where reed ducks cry out noisily / does my love know of my yearning.
Like fiery Mount Fuji in Suruga / my yearning burns within — as eternally smoldering / passion my love can never know.
Would that my love could know my yearning / deep as these lonely mountains / where not even the songs of soaring wild birds can be heard.