KKS III: 160

Composed on hearing a cuckoo sing.

五月雨のそらもとどろに郭公なにをうしとかよただなくらむ

samidare no
sora mo todoro ni
Fototogisu
nani wo usi to ka
yotada nakuramu
In this endless rain
You make the very sky resound,
Cuckoo.
What regrets have you,
To cry so all night long?

Ki no Tsurayuki
紀貫之

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