Sarumaru Dayū (猿丸大夫) and his poetry – Okuyama ni Momiji fumiwake Naku shika no Koe kiku toki zo Aki wa kanashiki
Naku shika no
Koe kiku toki zo
Aki wa kanashiki
Autumn at its saddest—
Rustling through the leaves
and moving on alone
deep into the mountains,
I hear a lonely stag belling for his doe.
Sarumaru Dayu 猿丸太夫 / Hyakunin isshu uba ga etoki 百人一首姥がゑとき (One Hundred Poems by One Hundred Poets, Explained by the Nurse)
-- Sarumaru Taifu arumaru no Taifu, also known as Sarumaru no Dayū (猿丸大夫) was a waka poet in the early Heian period. He is a member of the Thirty Six Poetic Sages (三十六歌仙 Sanjūrokkasen), but there are no detailed histories or legends about him. There is a possibility that there never was such a person. Some believe him to have been Prince Yamashiro no Ōe.
奥山に 紅葉踏みわけ 鳴く鹿の
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