'Tis the cuckoo

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'Tis the cuckoo...  (1899) 
by Nishiyama Sōin, translated by William George Aston
Source: W. G. Aston. A history of Japanese literature, CHAPTER IV, 1899

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" 'Tis the cuckoo—      
Listen well !
How much soever gods ye be."[1]      

transl. 1899


hototogisu / ika ni kijin mo / tasikani kike (5-7-6)
  1. W. G. Aston doesn't indicate the author.