KKS I: 24

Composed for a poetry competition held by Her Majesty, the Empress, during the Kanpyō period.


tokiFa naru
matu no midori mo
Faru kureba
ima FitosiFo no
iro masarikeri
When to the eternal
Pine’s green
Spring does come,
Now all the more vibrant
Is its hue!

Minamoto no Muneyuki

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