I crossed the famous Mount Utsu without being aware of it, for I saw no ivy vines or maple trees. In fact, only later upon inquiring of someone did I realize I had passed it.
The ivy that flourishes
In leaves of verse
Appeared not even in a dream.
I crossed Mount Utsu unaware. [4.19]
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From The Confessions of Lady Nijō, translated by Karen Brazell - About this site