KKS III: 164

Composed on hearing a cuckoo call.

郭公我とはなしに卯花のうき世中になきわたるらむ

Fototogisu
ware to Fa nasi ni
u no Fana no
uki yo no naka ni
nakiwataruran
Oh, cuckoo,
You are not me, yet
Drooping as a faded flower
In this cruel world of men
You cry on.

Mitsune
躬恒

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