KKS IV: 189

Composed at a poetry competition at Prince Koresada’s house.

いつはとは時はわかねど秋のよぞ物思ふ事のかぎりなりける

itu Fa to Fa
toki Fa wakanedo
aki no yo zo
mono’omoFu koto yori
kagiri narikeru
Always
With the seasons? No, yet
On Autumn nights
Sad reveries
Hem me in.

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