KKS I: 49

Composed when the cherry blossom planted at someone’s house had just come into flower.

ことしより春しりそむる櫻花ちるといふ事はならはさらなん

kotosi yori
Faru sirisomuru
sakurabana
tiru to iFu koto Fa
naraFazaranan
From this year on
I’ll deeply feel the spring
With these cherry blossoms.
That they will soon be gone-
Oh, that I did not know it!

Ki no Tsurayuki
紀貫之

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