The text of this multicultural feature is a waka (an ancient Japanese poetic form) written by 12th-century ruler Emperor Sutoku. Ruth Morris Gray has created original music that highlights the poem's depth and explores its theme of separation. Crafted with two minor-key melodies (one sung in Japanese, the other in English) that beautifully intertwine at the pinnacle moment. A pronunciation guide is included in the publication. This Digital SoundTrax accompaniment is also found on SoundTrax CD 50160 and can be used with 50158 and 50159.