KKS I: 26

あをやぎの絲よりかくる春しもぞみだれて花のほころびにける

awoyagi no
ito yorikakuru
Faru simo zo
midarete hana no
Fokorobinikeru
Willow’s branches:
Blue and twisted threads.
Time and again, in spring
The ruffled flowers
Have unravelled.

Ki no Tsurayuki (Ca. 872-945)
紀貫之

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