J314                              Masks: an Intertextual Reference

 

“You sound like that poem from the Tales of Ise” p. 112

 

 

Did you come, I wonder

Or was it I who went?

I scarcely know--

Was it a dream or reality

Did I sleep or wake?

 

kimi ya koshi

ware ya yukiken

Omoezu

yume ka utsutsu ka

nete ka samete ka

 

 

 

did you come to me

 

or did I go to you   

 

I cannot now recall

 

was it a dream  reality

 

was I sleeping or awake

 

Ariwara no Narihira

from the Ise Mongatari

 

 orginally from the Kokinshu # 645