Kinkai wakashū 18

For a painting of fresh herbs on a folding screen.

かすがののとぶひののもりけふとてや昔かたみに若なつむらん

kasuga no no
tobuhi nomori
kyō tote ya
mukashi katami ni
wakana tsumuran
Upon the plain of Kasuga
At Tobuhi, a field warden
Wonders if ‘twas today
Long ago? His basket of memories
With fresh herbs filled, perhaps…
A kuzushiji version of the poem's text.
Created with Soan.

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