KKS III: 155

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



Fana tatibana mo
karenaku ni
nado Fototogisu
kowe taenuran
Your resting place:
The orange blossoms
Are yet in bloom,
So why, oh, cuckoo,
Has your voice failed?

Ōe no Chisato

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