KKS III: 136

Composed looking at a cherry tree, blooming in the Fourth Month.

あはれてふ事をあまたにやらじとや春におくれてひとりさくらむ

aFare teFu
koto wo amata ni
yarazi to ya
Faru ni wokurete
Fitori sakuran
‘How moving!’
Should those oft repeated words
Not go to the others?
Left behind by Spring,
This single blooming cherry.

Ki no Toshisada

 

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