KKS I: 62

Composed when a man from whom she had heard nothing for a long time came calling when the cherries were blooming most abundantly.

あだなりと名にこそたてれ櫻花年にまれたる人もまちけり

 

adanari to
na ni koso tatere
sakurabana
tosi ni maretaru
Fito mo machikeri
Most fragile flowers
Are they called,
These cherries,
Appearing only once a year
The man I’ve waited for.

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