A Hundred Verses from Old Japan (The Hyakunin-isshu), tr. by William N. Porter, , at sacred-texts.com
THE waves that dash against the rocks
Are broken by the wind
And turned to spray; my loving heart
Is broken too, I find,
Since thou art so unkind.
The writer of this verse is said to have died in the year 963; for a note about the great Minamoto family, see verse No. 28. In the picture we see Shige-yuki, with an attendant carrying his sword, walking on the shore, while the waves break into spray at his feet.