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


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