Ise-shū 357

When the Crown Prince Lady of the Bedchamber held a box match, and I said I would place some budding scarlet plum in my box, Her Majesty, Empress Dowager stated:


midu no e no
katami to omoFedo
uguFisu no
Fana no kusige Fa
akete dani mizu
By the waters’ edge
A keepsake, I thought this was, yet
The warbler’s
Comb of blossom on
Opening, I see not within…

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