KKS II: 92

A poem composed at a poetry competition held by Her Majesty the Empress during the Kanpyō period [889-898].


Fana no ko mo
ima Fa Foriuweji
Faru tateba
uturoFu iro ni
Fito naraFikeri
Trees full of blossom:
Too late now to transplant them
And with spring’s passing
So their colours fade
A lesson learned by men.

The Monk Sosei

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