GSS I: 17

He had planted some plum trees with crimson blossoms in his garden and, when they were late to bloom the following Spring…


yado tikaku
utusite uFesi
kaFi mo naku
matidowo ni nomi
niFoFu Fana kana
Closer to my home
I brought them and replanted,
But to no avail;
All they do is keep me waiting,
Those lustrous flowers!

Fujiwara no Kanesuke (877-933)

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