Kuniyoshi, Utagawa (Japanese, Ukiyo-e, 1797–1861): Poet gazing at waves against rocks. Color woodblock print. Classical literature, Poem, Inscription. Poem, No 48 (by Minamoto no Shigeyuki, died 1000) / From the Series: Hyakunin Isshu no uch (One Hundred Poems by One Hundred Poets).

Kuniyoshi, Utagawa (Japanese, Ukiyo-e, 1797–1861): Poet gazing at waves against rocks. Color woodblock print. Classical literature, Poem, Inscription. Poem, No 48 (by Minamoto no Shigeyuki, died 1000) / From the Series: Hyakunin Isshu no uch (One Hundred Poems by One Hundred Poets). British Museum, London, UK.

Poem, No 48, Minamoto no Shigeyuki
(Translation by Ethan Duran):

Like a driven wave
Dashed by fierce winds on rock
So am I: alone
And crushed upon the shore
Remembering what has been

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