< Oak >
Text(Edward G. Seidensticker; The Tale of Genji)
<Beneath The Oak>  P817-35
"Beneath the oak I meant to search for shade.
Now it has gone, and all is vanity."

<The Ivy>  P899-01
To one who knew the wild winds from the mountain of Uji, the pine breeze here was gentleness itself; but tonight she would have preferred the wind through those oaks.
"Never, beneath the pines of that mountain village,
Did I know the autumn winds to lash at me so."

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