KKS III: 156

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


natu no yo no
Fusu ka to sureba
naku Fito kowe ni
akuru sinonome
On a summer night,
I wonder if I should to bed, and then
A cuckoo
Gives a single cry and
Bright dawn breaks.

Ki no Tsurayuki

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