KKS IV: 212

A poem from a poetry competition held by Her Majesty, the Empress, during the Kanpyō era.


aki kaze ni
kowe wo Fo ni agete
kuru Funa Fa
ama no to wataru
kari ni zo arikeru
In the autumn wind,
Hark! Voices raised with the sails,
These boats approaching
Cross from a skybound shore:
The geese are here.


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