GSIS V: 352

Sent to someone who was late returning after going somewhere he had heard the chrysanthemums were particularly splendid.

きくにだに心はうつる花の色を見にゆく人はかへりしもせじ

kiku ni dani
kokoro Fa uturu
Fana no iro wo
mi ni yuku Fito Fa
kaFeri si mo sezi
Just the word of chrysanthemums
Moves your heart-fading
Flowers’ hues
Folk go to see, yet
They make not such a homecoming

Akazome Emon
赤染衛門

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