KKS I: 46

A poem from a poetry competition held by Her Majesty, the Empress, during the Kanpyō period.


mume ga ka wo
sode ni utusite
Faru Fa sugutomo
katami naramasi
If only the plums’ scent
Would shift to my sleeves and
Stay there, then
Even when spring is past and gone
A keepsake would it be…


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