Kinkai wakashū 30

Plum blossom at an ancient estate.


toshi fureba
yado wa arenikeri
ume no hana
hana wa mukashi no
ka ni nioedomo
The years have passed, so
The house has into ruin fallen, yet
The plum’s blossoming
Flowers, as in days long gone
Scent the air with fragrance.


An AI generated image of a ruined old Japanese house surrounded by blossoming plum trees.
Image created with Adobe Firefly.
A kuzushiji version of the poem's text.
Created with Soan.

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