KKS III: 153

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



samidare ni
mono’omoFi woreba
yo Fukaku nakite
iduti yukuramu
When in the drizzling rain,
I’m sunk in gloomy thoughts,
A cuckoo
Sings in night’s depths:
And where might it be going?

Ki no Tomonori

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