山里は 冬ぞさびしさ まさりける 人目も草も かれぬと思へば
In the severe winter,
The mountain village looks desolate and abandoned,
During the year in particular.
Scarcely by people visited,
With the grasses wilted and withered.
By Muneyuki Minamoto
Translated by Kota Nakako
During the severe winter, the mountain village looks particularly desolate and abandoned, scarcely visited by people, with the grasses wilted and withered.