Eikyū hyakushu 9

Lingering Cold

春きては岩まの氷とくべきに冬にもこえてさゆるころかな

haru kite wa
iwama no kōri
tokubeki ni
fuyu ni mo koete
sayuru koro kana
With spring’s coming, when
The ice between the crag-cracks
Should be melting,
Exceeding even winter’s
Chill do the days go by!

Nakazane

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